A Meta-Analysis of the Antecedents and Consequences of Calling
CUI Xiao-yu1,2 SU Tao3
1. School of Public Security Management, People’s Public Security University of China, Beijing 100038, China;
2. Police Training Department, Guangdong Police College, Guangzhou 510230, China;
3. School of Management, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510520, China
Abstract：This study clarifies the antecedents and consequences of calling by conducting a meta-analysis review consisting of 78 independent empirical studies, 191 effect sizes and 84805 independent samples. The results show that external factor plays a leading role in the generation of calling and the extrinsic resource endowment is its strongest antecedent. Calling can affect career preparations, career attitudes and career results positively, the intensity of the effect increases in turn and subjective career success is the strongest utility of calling. Regional culture and measurement mode of calling can significantly moderate the relationships between calling and its antecedents and consequences. Under eastern culture and when the multi-dimensional scale is used to measure calling, the relationships between calling and its antecedents and consequences are stronger.