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Journal of Public Administration

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TitleThe Study of Sense of Calling in Police Officer in Taiwan
作者Amber Yun-Ping Lee, I-Heng Chen, Hsien-Chun Chen, Chi-Wen Chen
作者說明Amber Yun-Ping Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration and Management, National University of Tainan.

I-Heng Chen, Professor, Institute of Human Resource Management, National Sun Yat-sen University.

Hsien-Chun Chen (corresponding author), PhD Student, Institute of Human Resource Management, National Sun Yat-sen University. email:
hc1013@gmail.com.

Chi-Wen Chen, Leader of Administration Team, Police Department Gangshan Precinct, Kaohsiung City.
摘要For the past decade, the increasing interests in the meaning and the importance of the sense of calling have been emerged. However, there is relatively little research for this topic. In addition, police has been considered as the occupation that requires higher level of sense of calling in order to serve the public. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to focus on the relationship among the sense of calling, workload and work satisfaction. Using police officers in Taiwan as the research subject, this study intends to discuss the concept of the sense of calling and to clarify its meaning in our society. The results show that older and married male, with longer tenure and higher ranking, seems to display higher degree of the sense of calling. Furthermore, the results also indicate that the sense of calling is positively related to work satisfaction, and is positively associated with workload as well. The moderating effect of workload is not supported in this study though. Considering the strong link among the sense of calling, workload and work satisfaction in our study, it is believed that the sense of calling may play a critical role in the work context and is worth to be studied under different culture. In the end, the theoretical andmanagerial implications have also been discussed.

Keywords: The sense of calling; Workload; Work satisfaction; Police officer; Taiwan
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