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Bryan J. Dik
Colorado State University
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#1Chunyu Zhang (SNNU: Shaanxi Normal University)H-Index: 4
Last.Xuqun You (SNNU: Shaanxi Normal University)
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Research suggests that authenticity plays a positive role in one’s career decision-making process but little is known of how this role unfolds over time. In the present study, we argue that authent...
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ABSTRACTThe purpose of this article is to explore how work communication can lead to a sense of calling that engenders negative outcomes (i.e., job idolization, workaholism, and exploitation), as w...
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#1Adelyn B. Shimizu (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 2
#2Bryan J. Dik (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 22
Last.Bradley T. Conner (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 18
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Abstract Research on work as a calling has proliferated within the last decade, but researchers continue to conceptualize the construct in diverse ways, potentially creating confusion and a lack of coherence as research accumulates. This study applies two typological research strategies to better understand the latent structure of calling, and differences among people who find the construct personally relevant. First, using a sample of 588 U.S. undergraduate students who self-identified as havin...
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#1Evgenia I. Lysova (VU: VU University Amsterdam)H-Index: 3
#2Bryan J. Dik (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 22
Last.Michael B. Arthur (Suffolk University)H-Index: 39
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Abstract With this article, we open a special issue of the Journal of Vocational Behavior on “Calling and Careers: New Insights and Future Directions.” Calling has become an important emerging topic of study in vocational psychology and organizational behavior, as the exponentially increasing volume of published studies on the topic indicates. After summarizing the aims of the special issue, we introduce each of the nine studies of calling and careers selected for inclusion. These studies initia...
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#1Jessica L. Morse (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 1
Last.Bryan J. DikH-Index: 22
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Human beings inherently make meaning of the world, interpreting themselves in context and utilizing these representations to determine what to think, how to feel, and in what way to act. Developing meaning in life appears to be a highly nuanced, personal journey and yet, research suggests that those who experience their lives as meaningful enjoy multiple physical and psychological benefits and are protected from various health risks. Beyond establishing a firm sense that life is meaningful, stud...
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#1Bryan J. Dik (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 22
#2Adelyn B. Shimizu (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 2
Research on work as a calling has rapidly increased in recent years, yet the lack of consensus regarding the construct’s definition presents key challenges to researchers, most notably the potentia...
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#1Evgenia I. Lysova (VU: VU University Amsterdam)H-Index: 3
#2Blake A. Allan (Purdue University)H-Index: 18
Last.Michael F. Steger (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 42
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Abstract With more individuals wanting their work to be meaningful, rather than just a source of income, more organizations recognize that fostering meaningful work is crucial for engaging their employees. Although scholars from diverse disciplines have made valuable efforts to examine how individual, job, organizational, and societal factors contribute to meaningful work, there is still no cohesive understanding of how these factors relate to one another and, thus, how organizations can proacti...
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#1Bryan J. Dik (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 22
#2William F. O’Connor (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 1
Last.Ryan D. Duffy (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 34
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Positive psychology’s focus on human strengths, personal growth, and well-being is frequently applied to career development and the workplace. Such applications also fall within the purview of vocational psychology, yet despite its clear historic and contemporary emphases that support positive psychology goals, the impact of vocational psychology theory, research, and practice on positive psychology has fallen short of its potential. We encourage greater cross-fertilization by explicating how ma...
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#1Bryan J. DikH-Index: 22
Last.Jessica L. MorseH-Index: 1
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The construct of “calling” has become a topic of growing interest in the career development literature, and also among educators, career counseling professionals and organisations seeking to help others foster a deeper sense of purpose and meaning in work and life. While there are some measurement and conceptualisation differences in the literature, researchers generally agree that perceiving a calling involves feeling drawn to a meaningful career for transcendent and prosocial reasons (Dik and ...
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