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Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 122, Issue 1, pp 79–88 | Cite as

Creating Satisfied Employees Through Workplace Spirituality: A Study of the Private Insurance Sector in Punjab (India)

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Abstract

Spirituality in the workplace is gaining recognition and value among researchers, academicians, and business professionals. The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of spirituality in the workplace on job satisfaction by measuring four dimensions of spirituality in the workplace: meaningful work, sense of community, organizational values, and compassion. The impact of each dimension on job satisfaction is hypothesized. A cross-sectional survey was used to collect data from 100 payroll employees in private insurance companies in Punjab (India). A correlation analysis showed a positive relationship between all the dimensions of spirituality in the workplace and job satisfaction. A regression analysis revealed that although all the dimensions of spirituality in the workplace are important, organizational values and a sense of community are the most important in terms of the job satisfaction level of employees. This work will help insurance companies to better understand the concept of spirituality in the workplace and its importance. Insurance companies can improve their functioning by encouraging employee spirituality in the workplace.

Keywords

Job satisfaction Organizational values Private insurance companies Spirituality Spirituality in the workplace 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.L M Thapar School of ManagementThapar UniversityPatialaIndia
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsD.A.V CollegeChandigarhIndia
  3. 3.EIEDThapar UniversityPatialaIndia

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