Title: The relationship between workplace spirituality, job satisfaction and job performance

Authors: Michael Sony; Nandakumar Mekoth

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, Namibia University of Science and Technology, 13 Jackson Kaujeua Street, Windhoek, Namibia ' Faculty of Management Studies, Goa University, Goa, India

Abstract: The paper aims to study the impact of four dimensions of workplace spirituality (compassion, meaningful work, mindfulness and transcendence) proposed by Petchsawang and Duchon (2009, 2012) on job satisfaction. The impact of moderating variables like gender, chronological age and work experience is also considered in this research. Finally, job satisfaction is also studied as a mediating variable between workplace spirituality and job performance. A cross-section research was conducted on 262 employees working in western India, which is a non-Western educated industrialised rich democratic (WEIRD) sample. The data is analysed by using structural equation modelling. The research results indicate that there is a positive relationship between various dimensions of workplace spirituality and job satisfaction. These findings deepen the understanding of workplace spirituality, job satisfaction and job performance. This study brings new insights into the noteworthy role spirituality plays in the context of the workplace.

Keywords: workplace spirituality; job satisfaction; job performance; compassion; mindfulness; meaningful work and transcendence.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPMB.2019.097819

International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, 2019 Vol.9 No.1, pp.27 - 46

Available online: 12 Feb 2019 *

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