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The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior :
The Relationship Between Employee Wellbeing and Spirituality at Workplace
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Employee wellbeing has progressively become a common topic in organizational research. Therefore, the study focuses on employee wellbeing, i.e., work satisfaction, organizational respect, employer care and intrusion of work into their private life as well as the relationship between employee wellbeing and spirituality at the workplace. This study explores employee wellbeing and various dimensions of spirituality (compassion, mindfulness, meaningful work, transcendence). This study is conducted using the survey questionnaire method. Questionnaire of employee wellbeing is adapted from the Blackdog Institute, and Workplace Spirituality part is adapted from Campbell and Stanley (1963). The questionnaire is divided into two sections—the first section is of wellbeing that has 31 statements and the second section is of workplace spirituality having 22 statements. Two hundred and sixty seven (267) participants were considered for the study who are the employees of four different industries, i.e., IT, banking, construction, and media. Based on the findings, spirituality’s dimensions, i.e., meaning of work and transcendence, are found to be the significant predictors of employee wellbeing. These two dimensions were found to have a significant relationship with employee wellbeing as well as a significant impact on employee wellbeing. It is also found that there is no significant difference in the level of employee wellbeing in different sectors.

 
 
 

In the field of Organizational Behavior (OB), employee wellbeing has progressively become an area of interest for researchers (Cooper and Marshall, 1978; Warr, 1990; Smith et al., 1995; Danna and Griffin, 1999). Employee wellbeing is one of the conspicuous niches in ordinary organizational research (Danna and Griffin, 1999). An individual’s work experience, whether it is social or emotional, greatly affects an employee's work. Also, these experiences roll into non-work areas. Wellbeing can possibly affect both the employees and organizations in adverse ways. It has been shown in one of the studies that improved wellbeing has a great impact on the employees as well as the way they perform their work, which ultimately has an impact on the company’s bottom line (O C Tanner Institute 2015 Health and Wellbeing Study).

 
 
 

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