Spiritual values and practices in the workplace and employee stress and mental well-being
2013 (English)In: Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, ISSN 1476-6086, Vol. 10, no 3, 271-281 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To determine whether employees’ spiritual values and practicesin the workplace attenuate occupational stress and work-related exhaustion,and promote mental well-being.
Participants (N = 649) completedvalidated measures of mental well-being, occupational stress, and workrelatedexhaustion, as well as two newly developed measures of individualspiritual values and practices in the workplace.
Factor analysis confirmedthat spirituality items belonged to two separate constructs. In logisticregression models, the Spiritual Values in the Workplace scale was positivelyassociated with mental well-being and low occupational stress. Thespiritual practices at work scale was positively associated with low workrelatedexhaustion.
Employee spiritual values and practices, aswell as workplace acceptance of such practices, appear to promote mentalwell-being and attenuate stress.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 10, no 3, 271-281 p.
spirituality; workplace spirituality; employee stress; employee well-being
Medical and Health Sciences Social Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-216143DOI: 10.1080/14766086.2013.801027OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-216143DiVA: diva2:688999