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ISSN : 1225-2042(Print)
ISSN : 2288-5706(Online)
Korean Journal of Teacher Education Vol.32 No.4 pp.197-218

The Relationship of Perceiving Calling, Self-esteem and Occupational Identity with Life Satisfaction of Teachers

Song MiKyoung, Yang NanMee, Lea Eunkyoung
Seoul Women's University
Gyeongsang National University
Myoungji University


The purpose of this study was to investigative mediating effect of self-esteem and occupational identity between perceiving calling and life-satisfaction of teachers. A sample of 346 teahcers from Seoul and Gyeongnam province was participated in the survey. For this study, scales such as Korean version of the Calling and Vocation Questionnaire, self-esteem scale, occupational ientities, and life-satisfaction were conducted. The results of this study were as following: First, there are significant correlations among perceiving calling, self-esteem, occupational indentiy and life-satisfaction. Secondly, perceiving calling, self-esteem and occupational identity have a significant influence on life-satisfaction and self-esteem and occupational ientity mediated the relationship between perceiving calling and life-satisfaction among elementary teachers. The implications of this study are discussed.