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Make Your Job a Calling: How the Psychology of Vocation Can Change Your Life at Work Paperback – September 28, 2013
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About the Author
Ryan D. Duffy, PhD, is assistant professor of psychology at the University of Florida. Ryan’s research is primarily in the areas of vocational psychology and positive psychology. Topics he has studied include calling, job satisfaction, well-being, work volition, work values, and the interface of spirituality and work. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Career Assessment and Journal of Counseling Psychology.
Top Customer Reviews
I recommend this book and look forward to more from these authors.
Dr. Tracy Brower, author of Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work: A Guide for Leaders and Organizations
The book draws on "centuries of wisdom... from theologians and philosophers, but it is built on contemporary theory, a rapidly growing body of scientific research," and the writers' experiences as vocational psychologists. As a psychologist myself, I believe this book presents a meaningful contribution to the field. I hope it reaches the hands and minds of many. It includes a historical perspective on the meaning of work in our lives, a precise definition of the term "calling" and research on the benefits for people who perceive their work to be a calling, and points to ponder along with writing exercises to help the reader make personal use of the material presented.
We all face times when we feel a bit lackluster about the demands of life at work. This book will facilitate a return to enthusiasm, or perhaps for some even spark a sense of meaning and purpose for the first time. For those fortunate enough to already feel that their job makes use of their individual gifts, contributes to the good of the world around them, and lends personal satisfaction, this book will give you a deeper sense of that experience.
Whether you seek a strengthening of your current perspective that your work is a calling, need a boost in the level of meaning you draw from your work, are trying to decide on a career path, seek spiritual guidance to enhance the way your view your job/career, or want a secular perspective on vocational pursuits, this book is well worth the read. I plan to share this book with many of my family members, friends, and clients!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is SHARP. Instead of encouraging people to go on a ridiculous quest to find the perfect meaningful job, these authors explain how you can make your work meaningful in... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ryan T. Hartwig
Dik and Duffy are two of just a handful of people that really, REALLY, understand the idea of having a "calling" in the world today. Read morePublished on June 12, 2014 by Justin Coulson
I can see the ideas behind the book but I'm not sure I believe in them so this book wasn't for me! Wouldn't recommend!!!Published on November 20, 2013 by branden bloom
I read this book as part of my doctoral comprehensive exams and absolutely loved it. The practical stories, experimental studies, and excellent writing really made the book... Read morePublished on October 22, 2013 by Happy Consumer
It is ok. It brings in unique aspects of career choice. Each person will have to pull what they can from it.Published on June 29, 2013 by lisey