Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 95, Issue 2, pp 319–337

The Role of Religiosity in Stress, Job Attitudes, and Organizational Citizenship Behavior

Authors

    • Rider University
  • Jennifer D. Bragger
    • Montclair State University
  • Ofelia Rodriguez-Srednicki
    • Montclair State University
  • Jamie L. Masco
    • Montclair State University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10551-009-0362-z

Cite this article as:
Kutcher, E.J., Bragger, J.D., Rodriguez-Srednicki, O. et al. J Bus Ethics (2010) 95: 319. doi:10.1007/s10551-009-0362-z

Abstract

Religion and faith are often central aspects of an individual’s self-concept, and yet they are typically avoided in the workplace. The current study seeks to replicate the findings about the role of religious beliefs and practices in shaping an employee’s reactions to stress/burnout and job attitudes. Second, we extend the literature on faith in the workplace by investigating possible relationships between religious beliefs and practices and citizenship behaviors at work. Third, we attempted to study how one’s perceived freedom to express his/her religious identity at work was related to workplace attitudes and behaviors. Mixed results suggest that religiosity can be related to stress and burnout, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and Organizational Citizenship Behavior. More research is needed to further qualify the results and explore the effects of one’s perceived freedom to express his/her religious identity in the workplace.

Keywords

burnout job attitudes Organizational Citizenship Behavior religion spirituality stress

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010