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The Pursuit of Happiness: a Reflection on the Calling Construct

  • Barbara Barbieri

This brief chapter arises from reflections on the research studies relating to the Calling construct, carry out by colleagues from the University of Padua. Basically this is a reasoning on the implications of which we should (as academics) always keep in mind when we are called to think about career paths for students, and how it could be important to help students to develop a Calling, putting them in the conditions of making an aware and passionate choice about their future working life.

  • Keywords:
  • calling,
  • multidimensional construct,
  • vocational behavior,
  • students career,
  • University of Padua,
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Barbara Barbieri

University of Cagliari, Italy

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Chapter Title

The Pursuit of Happiness: a Reflection on the Calling Construct

Authors

Barbara Barbieri

Language

English

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-672-9.07

Peer Reviewed

Publication Year

2018

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© 2018 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

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Book Title

Employability & Competences

Book Subtitle

Innovative Curricula for New Professions

Editors

Vanna Boffo, Monica Fedeli

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510

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2018

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© 2018 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6453-672-9

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978-88-6453-671-2

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Studies on Adult Learning and Education

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2704-596X

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2704-5781

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