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The impact of a spiritual environment on performance mediated by job resourcefulness

Maria Joelle (Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal)
Arnaldo Coelho (Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal)

International Journal of Workplace Health Management

ISSN: 1753-8351

Article publication date: 13 August 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore and present the process of management as viewed through the lens of spirituality at work, and to identify the influence of a spiritual environment on individual performance, mediated by job resourcefulness and moderate by affective commitment. Structural equation modeling was used.

Design/methodology/approach

The sample size consisted of 273 individuals from Portugal. The methodological design is quantitative. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis were used to assess construct validity based on AMOS 21.

Findings

The results show that with the implementation of a spirituality culture, this fact increases the presence of spirituality at work and the individual performance, mediated by job resourcefulness.

Research limitations/implications

There are methodological limitations, because the work is based on “perceptions.” Another limitation is about spirituality at work conceptualization, considering it is still subject to different perspectives and definitions.

Originality/value

The findings can provide fundamental guidance for managers and academics to implement a set of practices that promote the presence of spirituality at work as a new management tool to run a company.

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Citation

Joelle, M. and Coelho, A. (2019), "The impact of a spiritual environment on performance mediated by job resourcefulness", International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 267-286. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWHM-05-2018-0058

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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