Title: Workplace spirituality in the Indian IT sector: development and validation of the scale
Authors: Anshul Gupta; Arti Arun Kumar
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Abstract: The Indian information technology (IT) sector faces a unique challenge of managing their knowledge workers. Workplace spirituality, defined as recognising employees as a spiritual being, is seen as a new solution to the challenges faced by the IT sector. There are many conceptual models, but very few empirical ones to measure spirituality at work in the Indian context. The present study aims to develop an instrument that measures workplace spirituality. In-depth interviews were conducted with 20 IT professionals and seven themes emerged from these interviews, based on which a 66-item questionnaire was developed which was further reduced to 33 items as per recommendations from experts. The questionnaire was administered to 172 Indian IT professionals and its reliability and construct validity were determined using convergent and discriminant validity. As a future scope, the questionnaire could be tested in other sectors and suitable changes be generalised in the Indian context.
Keywords: workplace spirituality; Indian information technology sector; scale construction; reliability; construct validity.
World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2022 Vol.18 No.3/4, pp.309 - 323
Received: 14 Jun 2020
Accepted: 06 Jan 2021
Published online: 04 Jul 2022 *