While vocation is an increasingly popular research topic, research has not addressed how one’s personality shapes his or her vocational development. Therefore, the purpose of the research is to explore the vocational development of introverted college students. Using a two-part qualitative study, 101 participants provided online essays and nine participants participated in face-to-face interviews to understand the influences and process of introverts seeking to discover their vocation. Results suggested various external and internal influences of vocational development, as well as the perceived relationship between vocation and introversion. Based on the results of the study, the Vocational Development Model for Introverts was created to explain the process introverted college students undergo to discern their calling. Implications for university faculty and staff members are discussed to inform and advise introverts in their vocational development.
Crist, Alex T.
"Vocational Development of Introverted College Students,"
Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development: Vol. 17
, Article 6.
Available at: https://pillars.taylor.edu/acsd_growth/vol17/iss17/6