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Cutting‐edge panacea of the twenty‐first century: Workplace spirituality for higher education human resources

Samer Khasawneh (Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan)

International Journal of Educational Management

ISSN: 0951-354X

Article publication date: 20 September 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The primary purpose of this study is to determine the level of spirituality in the workplace for faculty members at public universities in Jordan.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper uses a survey design as the basis for the research.

Findings

The results indicate that participants perceived an overall moderate‐to‐high level of workplace spirituality in their work settings. Whereas the dimensions of “self level of spirituality in the workplace”, “group level of workplace spirituality”, and “the community and spirituality in the workplace” received moderate to high agreement, the dimensions of “family and spirituality in the workplace” and “management systems that encourage personal and spiritual transformation” received moderate agreement. Moreover, based on t‐test and ANOVA analyses, significant differences were not found in faculty members' perceptions based on gender, experience, academic rank and university affiliation.

Originality/value

The paper adds to the growing field of literature on spirituality in the workplace in higher education institutions.

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Citation

Khasawneh, S. (2011), "Cutting‐edge panacea of the twenty‐first century: Workplace spirituality for higher education human resources", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 25 No. 7, pp. 687-700. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513541111172090

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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