Having a calling on board: Effects of calling on job satisfaction and job performance among South Korean newcomers

Jiyoung Park, Sinae Kim, Myoungki Lim, Young Woo Sohn

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Abstract

Despite increasing research on calling, how calling functions for those experiencing transition from school to work and how their calling prior to working relates to later well-being and job outcomes has been understudied. The current study explored effects of perceiving a calling on job satisfaction and job performance, as measured at organizational entry and 2 years after organizational entry. Using a time-lagged collection of a sample of South Korean newcomers, the results based on structural equation modeling revealed that perceiving a calling was positively related to supervisor-rated job performance. Job involvement, which was measured 1 year later, fully mediated the relation between perceiving a calling and job satisfaction, but the hypothesized mediating role of job involvement on the link between perceiving a calling and job performance was not supported. We also examined moderating roles of perceived organizational support and perceived person-job fit on the relation between perceiving a calling on job involvement and found that perceived organizational support facilitated the effects of perceiving a calling on job involvement. Implications of these findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1584
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Volume10
Issue numberJULY
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)

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