The Value Of Job Security: Does Calling Matter?


In this article, we test the influence of an occupation as a calling on the value of job security and its connection with wage levels. We use a sample of 495 workers from 10 different occupations in the public and private sectors. Using regression analysis, we find that those who have occupations that the literature has defined as a calling value job security less than those in ordinary employment. In addition, salary level has no effect on this relationship. Finally, those who work in occupations that are regarded as a calling have less status quo bias than those in ordinary employment.

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