The role of religiosity in stress, job attitudes, and organizational citizenship behavior

Eugene J. Kutcher, Jennifer Bragger, Ofelia Rodriguez, Jamie L. Masco

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Abstract

Religion and faith are often central aspects of an individual's self-concept, and yet they are typically avoided in the workplace. The current study seeks to replicate the findings about the role of religious beliefs and practices in shaping an employee's reactions to stress/burnout and job attitudes. Second, we extend the literature on faith in the workplace by investigating possible relationships between religious beliefs and practices and citizenship behaviors at work. Third, we attempted to study how one's perceived freedom to express his/her religious identity at work was related to workplace attitudes and behaviors. Mixed results suggest that religiosity can be related to stress and burnout, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and Organizational Citizenship Behavior. More research is needed to further qualify the results and explore the effects of one's perceived freedom to express his/her religious identity in the workplace.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-337
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Volume95
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 Jan 2010

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Keywords

  • Burnout
  • Job attitudes
  • Organizational Citizenship Behavior
  • Religion
  • Spirituality
  • Stress

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