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The Integration Box (TIB): An Individual and Institutional Faith, Religion, and Spirituality at Work Assessment Tool

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Abstract

This chapter seeks to convey the developmental origins of Miller’s The Integration Box (TIB) theory and its accompanying psychometric scale (in the final stages of development). Social movements theory (Diani M. Sociol Rev 40(1): 1–25, 1992) was used in the development of the TIB theory allowing the theory to capture both the multivariate nature of workplace spirituality and their individual expressions. Specifically, this chapter will outline the original TIB theory and its development, delineate the most current rendition of the TIB theory, contextualize the theory referencing existing workplace spirituality research and psychometric scales, discuss a new organizational rubric for workplace spirituality instruments to assist in addressing future research considerations for the TIB and multidimensional theories, and position the new TIB instrument to serve as an individual and institutional faith, religion, and spirituality at work assessment tool. (The authors also wish to thank Jonathan Lea for his research and editing assistance.)

Keywords

Expression Type Workplace Spirituality Faith Tradition Psychometric Scale Social Movement Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative, Princeton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Wartburg CollegeWaverlyUSA

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