Work as a calling


Dobrow, S. R. & Tosti-Kharas, J. 2017. “Work as a calling.” In Steven Rogelberg (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2nd Edition. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.


In this encyclopedia entry, we provide a brief introduction to the notion of work as a calling, defined as a consuming, meaningful passion people experience toward a domain. We discuss the origins of calling research, the assessment of calling, its antecedents and consequences, and conclude with suggestions for future research.
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