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This paper aims to investigate the effect of spiritual intelligence on the quality of work life (QWL) of college teachers. Besides this, the mediating impact of psychological capital on improving their QWL and moderating effect of gender has also been examined in the study.Design/methodology/approachVariance-based structural equation modelling is used for testing the proposed structural model with a sample of 451 college teachers.FindingsThe findings of the study reveal that QWL is positively influenced by spiritual intelligence. Moreover, QWL can be augmented with the presence of psychological capital. Nevertheless, there exist no gender differences with respect to the relationships of the study.Practical implicationsThe study holds implications for the teachers and educational institutions as they can prepare themselves to cope up with the stressful events and experience a good QWL.Social implicationsA teacher’s role is said to be instrumental in bringing about a holistic development in pupil’s personality by instilling right value system in him/her. Nevertheless, such role of the teachers can only be justified if the teachers are equipped with higher levels of spiritual intelligence and are psychologically more active and satisfied with their work life.Originality/valueTo the best of the authors’ knowledge, this study is the first of its kind that makes an incremental contribution to the QWL literature by exploring a partial mediating role of psychological capital on the relationship between spiritual intelligence and QWL.
International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences – Emerald Publishing
Published: Sep 14, 2021
Keywords: Psychological capital; Structural equation modeling; Quality of life; Spiritual intelligence; Gender
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