Role of spirituality and religiosity on employee commitment and performance
by George C. Mathew; Sanjeev Prashar; Hareesh N. Ramanathan
International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management (IJICBM), Vol. 16, No. 3, 2018

Abstract: Organisations aim to accomplish and progress with contented, inventive, innovative and committed employees. With momentous impact on the life of people, both religiosity and spirituality subsume the way in which people live, behave and work. Religious beliefs as well as spiritual practices could make a consequential difference in an employee's behaviour and performance, besides contributing to the organisations in attaining competitive advantage. Realising this, numerous organisations have initiated yoga and meditation in their training programs and seek to increase connectedness among employees. These are the estimable and effective factors that can accelerate job satisfaction, employee commitment and employee performance. Despite of deep understanding on the role of these two constructs, there exists a significant research gap connecting religiosity and spirituality with employee job satisfaction and thereupon employee commitment and employee performance. Using structural equation modelling, this study examines the importance of design elements in enabling job satisfaction, commitment and performance of an employee. Data from teachers of six institutional categories was collected and analysed. Findings suggest that spirituality has a direct influence on job satisfaction, which further has mediating effect on employees' commitment and performance. The paper closes with requisite implications and limitations.

Online publication date: Fri, 02-Mar-2018

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