Spirituality, Religion, and Career Development: Current Status and Future Directions

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  • Ryan D. Duffy

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    1. Department of Counseling and Personnel Services, The University of Maryland, College Park.
      Department of Counseling and Personnel Services, The University of Maryland, 0104 Shoemaker Building, College Park, MD 20742 (e-mail: rduf@umd.edu).
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Department of Counseling and Personnel Services, The University of Maryland, 0104 Shoemaker Building, College Park, MD 20742 (e-mail: rduf@umd.edu).

Abstract

The growing interest in the role that spirituality and religion play in mental health has spawned research investigating the relationships between spirituality, religion, and career development. To date, only a limited number of studies have explored these variables in tandem, but generally these investigations have found aspects of spirituality and religion to relate positively to career decision self-efficacy, career values, and job satisfaction. Theoretical models that explore the connection between these variables are outlined, and future research directions and counseling implications are suggested.

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