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Spiritual values and practices in the workplace and employee stress and mental well-being
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7173-4333
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Psychology of Religions.
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2013 (English)In: Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, ISSN 1476-6086, Vol. 10, no 3, 271-281 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]


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.

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2013. Vol. 10, no 3, 271-281 p.
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spirituality; workplace spirituality; employee stress; employee well-being
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Medical and Health Sciences Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-216143DOI: 10.1080/14766086.2013.801027OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-216143DiVA: diva2:688999
Available from: 2014-01-19 Created: 2014-01-19 Last updated: 2016-08-17Bibliographically approved

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