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.
International Journal of Educational Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Sep 20, 2011
Keywords: Spirituality in the workplace; Human resource development; Workforce development; Jordan; Beliefs; Workplace; Universities