Callings and work engagement: Moderated mediation model of work meaningfulness, occupational identity, and occupational self-efficacy

Hirschi, Andreas (2012). Callings and work engagement: Moderated mediation model of work meaningfulness, occupational identity, and occupational self-efficacy. Journal of counseling psychology, 59(3), pp. 479-485. American Psychological Association 10.1037/a0028949

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Scholarly interest in callings is growing, but our understanding of how and when callings relate to career outcomes is incomplete. The present study investigated the possibility that the relationship of calling to work engagement is mediated by work meaningfulness, occupational identity, and occupational self-efficacy – and that this mediation depends on the degree of perceived person-job fit. I examined a highly educated sample of German employees (N=529) in diverse occupations and found support for two of the three hypothesized mediators – work meaningfulness and occupational identity – after controlling for the relation of core self-evaluations to work engagement. Contrary to expectations, the mediated relations of callings to work engagement were not conditional upon the degree of person-job fit. The findings are considered in terms of the pathways through which callings may relate to work engagement and other career development outcomes.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

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:

0022-0167

Publisher:

American Psychological Association

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christine Soltermann

Date Deposited:

06 Feb 2015 08:27

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2018 16:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1037/a0028949

PubMed ID:

22774870

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.62517

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/62517

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