Occupational Calling: Antecedents, Consequences and Mechanism

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D., School of Business Administration, National College of Business Administration & Economics, Lahore, Pakistan

2 Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration, National College of Business Administration & Economics, Lahore, Pakistan


Occupational calling is a transcendent summons that originates externally to carry out a particular life role (work) in a manner that demonstrates meaningfulness and holds other-oriented values and goals as the main sources of motivation. The aim of the current study is to advance the study of individual differences in achieving occupational calling at workplace. Every individual varies in the extent of his psychological capital, proactivity, and curiosity; hence we aim to investigate the role of these variables as the predictors of occupational calling. In addition to the antecedents and mechanisms, we also explore a possible behavioral manifestation of calling at workplace in terms of employees’ flourishing. Results are obtained from a heterogeneous sample using a time-lagged study design comprising of two waves. Significant linear relationships between study variables are established. Moderated mediation takes place between psychological capital and occupational calling through proactive personality and curiosity.


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Article Title [فارسی]

گرایش ارزشی نسبت به کار: مقدمات، نتایج، و سازوکار

Authors [فارسی]

  • هینا جعفری 1
  • غلام عبید 2
1 دانشکده مدیریت بازرگانی،کالج ملی مدیریت بازرگانی و اقتصاد، لاهور، پاکستان
2 دانشکده مدیریت بازرگانی ، کالج ملی مدیریت بازرگانی و اقتصاد، لاهور، پاکستان
Abstract [فارسی]

گرایش ارزشی نسبت به کار یک فراخوان متعالی است که از خارج از انسان نشات می گیرد تا نقش خاصی (کار) در زندگی ایفا کند. این ارزش معنادار بودن کار را نشان می دهد و از ارزشها و اهداف دیگرخواهانه به عنوان منبع اصلی انگیزه استفاده می نماید. هدف از تحقیق پیش رو پیشبرد مطالعات مربوط به نقش تفاوت های فردی در رسیدن به گرایش ارزشی نسبت به کار در محل کار است. هر فرد از نظر میزان سرمایه روانی، کنشگری، و کنجکاوی از دیگران متفاوت است. از همین رو، ما به دنبال بررسی نقش این عوامل در پیش بینی گرایش ارزشی نسبت به کار هستیم. در کنار مقدمات و ساز و کارها، ما همچنین شکل احتمالی بروز گرایش ارزشی نسبت به کار را در محیط کار از جهت شکوفایی کارکنان بررسی می کنیم. نتایج پژوهش از یک نمونه ناهمسان با استفاده از طرح تحقیق تاخیری متشکل از دو موج به دست آمد. روابط خطی معناداری بین عوامل تحقیق یافت شد. نتیجه به دست آمده این است که شخصیت کنشگر و کنجکاوی نقش میانجی گری متوسطی بین سرمایه اجتماعی و پیشه  دارند.  

Keywords [فارسی]

  • گرایش ارزشی نسبت به کار
  • کنشگری
  • کنجکاوی
  • شخصیت
  • شکوفایی
  • رفاه
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