Validation of the Korean version of Multidimensional Calling Measure(MCM-K)

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YooJin Ha
Yeeun Choi
HaeYoung Eun
YoungWoo Sohn


The purpose of the present research was to examine the reliability, validity and factorial structure of the Korean version of Multidimensional Calling Measure(MCM). The items from the original scale were translated into Korean and back-translated prior to the distribution to 385 working adults in various vocations. Internal and external values were used in order to test convergent and discriminant validities, and Brief Calling Scale and Korean version of the Calling and Vocation Questionnaire(CVQ-K) were used in terms of examining concurrent validity. In addition, autonomy was used as the independent variable, and several work-related variables(career commitment, organizational commitment, organizational identification, and burnout) as well as life-related variables (meaning in life and life satisfaction) were used as dependent variables for testing predictive validity. Results from the confirmatory factor analysis supported the three factor structure in the Korean version, as in the original scale. MCM-K showed higher correlation with the internal value than the external value, and it also showed significant positive relationship with both Brief Calling Scale(BCS) and Korean version of Calling and Vocation Questionnaire(CVQ-K). Furthermore, the relationships with independent and dependent variables were consistent with previous research, confirming the predictive validity of the scale. Such results altogether imply that MCM-K is a reliable and valid tool for measuring and studying the concept of calling within Korean society. Directions for future research and limitations were also discussed.


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