At work like parents like childrenby Annalisa Lista - 2013.12.06
The way people perceive work depends on the value their parents attribute to it. Rather than on religion or personality. This is what underlines a study carried out at the University of Michigan that suggests adults tend to favor one of three primary work orientations: job, career or calling. For instance, career-oriented people see work mainly as an opportunity for upward mobility, prestige, social status and achievement. Calling-oriented people see work as a means to enact their passions and find personal fulfillment, believing their work has a positive impact on the world. Job-oriented persons tend to pursue their passions through nonwork domains and therefore tend to be eager to stop or retire. Moreover, the study points out that while fathers may be the most influential role model in the development of a strong career orientation, both parents are necessary role models for a child to develop a strong calling orientation
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