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When the stars align: career and life consequences of calling

Tosti-Kharas, Jennifer and Dobrow, Shoshana R. ORCID: 0000-0002-3068-0129 (2021) When the stars align: career and life consequences of calling. In: 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2021: Bringing the Manager Back in Management, AoM 2021, 2021-07-29 - 2021-08-04, Virtual, Online.

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Identification Number: 10.5465/AMBPP.2021.230


In this paper we argue for the importance of disentangling the psychological experience of calling from its behavioral pursuit. We examine the strength of people's calling and their ultimate pursuit-or lack of pursuit-of that calling in their work. We conducted a 4-wave, 11-year prospective longitudinal field study of 508 people anchored in a common calling domain, music, to examine how calling and the pursuit of that calling interact to influence key career and life outcomes. We find differential effects based on whether people with varying calling strengths pursued the calling or not.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: © AoM 2021.All right reserved.
Divisions: Management
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2022 14:21
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2024 07:22

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