Profiles of Calling and Their Relation to University-to-Work Transition Outcomes

Zhang, Chunyu; Hirschi, Andreas; Li, Mengzhu; You, Xuqun (2021). Profiles of Calling and Their Relation to University-to-Work Transition Outcomes. Journal of Career Development, 089484532199287. Sage Publications 10.1177/0894845321992873

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In this study, we adopted a person-centered approach using latent profile analysis to explore whether profiles of calling based on the internal and external sources of a calling are identified and how these profiles relate to successful university-to-work transition outcomes (i.e., higher career satisfaction, higher person-job fit, and lower turnover intentions). We assessed a sample of 684 Chinese university graduates 1 week before and 6 months after graduation and found five profiles of calling: strongly undeveloped calling, moderately undeveloped calling, transcendent calling, highly transcendent calling, and modern calling. We found that a calling that was driven by internal and external sources (i.e., transcendent calling) or predominantly by internal sources (i.e., modern calling) was related to more successful university-to-work transition outcomes. Our findings contribute to the literature on calling by showing that the sources of calling are important to conceptualize different types of calling and differentiate the role of different callings.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Hirschi, Andreas

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0894-8453

Publisher:

Sage Publications

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christine Soltermann

Date Deposited:

18 Feb 2021 11:46

Last Modified:

21 Feb 2021 03:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/0894845321992873

Uncontrolled Keywords:

calling profiles, sources of calling, university-to-work transition, latent profile analysis, career satisfaction

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/152390

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/152390

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