Development, Dimensionality, and Reliability of a Workplace Spirituality Measurement Model (68302)

Session Information: Economics and Management
Session Chair: Blenn Nimer

Saturday, 27 May 2023 16:25
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 708
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

In the past, spirituality was considered taboo because of the understanding that spirituality is related to religion or an individual's religiosity and is not appropriate for the business and management environment. The term is commonly used to stereotype people in religious organisations or churches like priests, nuns, lay ministers, pastors, evangelists, monks, rabbis, and the like. Today, spirituality is no longer a phenomenon discussed quietly and exclusively in church and religious circles. Consequently, the study of workplace spirituality is no longer seen as a marginal concern in the field of management but rather as a subject that can throw considerable light and understanding on managerial issues and the process of leadership, as well as on learning processes in the workplace and organisation. This study was conducted to develop an instrument that measures workplace spirituality in the Philippine setting. A 30-item scale was developed anchored on four domains commonly reported in the literature: meaningful work, inner life, sense of community, and alignment with organisational values. After subjecting to pilot and reliability testing, the instrument was administered to social security institutions' employees, comprising 302 cases. The data was analysed using Principal Component Analysis (PCA). Based on the examination of the scree plot, there are four major components. Twenty-five items were retained, where six items were loaded under Component 1 (Meaningful Work), six were loaded under Component 2 (Spiritual Cognisance), six under Component 3 (Family Atmosphere), and seven under Component 4 (Nurturing Culture). Overall, the scale has achieved adequate validity and reliability.

Blenn Nimer, Notre Dame of Kidapawan College, Philippines
Ruby Romblon, University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP), Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Blenn Nimer is a School Administrator at Notre Dame of Kidapawan College in Philippines

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00