USF study: Not following career calling can lead to health consquences

Source: — Sunday, April 17, 2016
University of South Florida researcher Michele Gazic’s recent study on careers and personal health is generating buzz. Study finds those who don’t follow calling reported higher levels of physical, mental health issues Also finds those who haven’t found a calling fared as well as those following a calling Researcher offered coping mechanisms for those who are currently unable to pursue calling Specifically, her study examines the life, job, and health-related experiences of those who pursue their occupational calling in life compared to those who don’t. She also examined the lives of those who haven’t discovered their calling. Gazica’s study was published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior. “Literature today shows that people with a calling have better outcomes, such as work well-being, as well as physical and mental well-being. There was no study to see what happens when people can’t pursue their calling, so that’s why I thought it was needed, “ explained Gazica. 378 professors nationwide completed the online survey. Gazica asked them questions about their health and well-being. She looked at those who had a calling and were following it, those who had a calling and didn’t go after it, and those …read more

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