Spiritual Consciousness in Banking Professionals: Does a Relation Exist for Good?
The present study explores if spirituality could predict job performance. A survey of 95 branch managers is conducted. The basic assumption behind sampling was that spirituality is the last need in the Maslow (1971) hierarchy of needs which is independent of religious ideology as measured by Rojas (2002). Correlation is used to ascertain the degree of association. Spirituality and four of its dimensions are found to have a significant relationship with organizational commitment, job satisfaction and position performance. Focusing on the banking sector management, it is analyzed that spirituality increases the organizational commitment. Thus, a sector plagued with high employee turnover may enhance spirituality at work place to gain organizational commitment.
||Spirituality in Workplace, Banking Sector, Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction, Position Performance
The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 7, Issue 10, pp.31-38.
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Chairman, Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Dr. Mahmood A. Bodla has a doctorate degree in Econometrics, HRM from Wayne State University, USA. He is Chairman, Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore. He has also remain chairman of department in Bahauddin Zakaria University, Multan and University of Lahore. He has got an extensive teaching and research experience in various prestigeous institutes like National University of Science and Technology and Pak American Institute of Management Sciences, Lahore. He has 43 conference papers, case studies and research publications in the areas of econometrics, human resource management and change management. He has also got a considerable experience in consultancy.
MS Scholar, Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Mr. Jawad Mansoor is an MS Scholar at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore. He is completing his dissertation titled 'An Empirical Study of Spirituality and Work Outcomes'. His research interests are spirituality and work outcomes, human resource development and organizational development. He is presently working in Pakistan International Airlines as Senior Officer Industrial Engineering.
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