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The Role of Mentors on the Development of Calling in Students: a 3-Year Investigation

  • Anna Dalla Rosa
  • Michelangelo Vianello
  • Barbara Barbieri

In a three-wave longitudinal study, we investigated the role of mentoring on calling development. The results suggest that the mere presence of a mentor is associated with higher levels of calling and the development of a calling is fostered by the mentors’ calling orientation, yet it is restrained by mentors’ job and career orientation

  • Keywords:
  • calling,
  • longitudinal design,
  • calling development,
  • mentorship,
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Anna Dalla Rosa

University of Padua, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-4862-4077

Michelangelo Vianello

University of Padua, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-1530-1469

Barbara Barbieri

University of Cagliari, Italy

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Anna Dalla Rosa, Michelangelo Vianello, Barbara Barbieri





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Innovative Curricula for New Professions


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