Author

Juan Balcazar

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Date of Award

5-2020

Format

pdf

Degree Level

M.S.

Proquest Document ID

p27834051

Identifier

ETD2020Balcazar

School/University

St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Tex.)

Size or duration

138 pages

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Cox, Cody

Abstract

Research indicates behavioral and attitudinal manifestations of religion and spirituality exert cross-domain impact across cognitive, intrapersonal, biological, industrial-organizational, and behavioral domains (Calman, 2008; Ngunjiri & Miller, 2004). The present study conducted a meta-analysis of both religious and spirituality (RS) as predictors on outcomes of job satisfaction, job performance, and organizational citizenship behavior. The present study seeks to delineate and distinguish religious faiths from spirituality by comparing the pooled effect size of religion studies with spirituality studies. A random effects model was analyzed for two subgroups on each dependent variable. Next, a subgroup fixed effects (plural) model was utilized to detect differences between subgroups. For outcomes of job satisfaction, job performance, and OCBs, no statistically significant differences between subgroups was found, p > .05. The findings of this study show that religion and spirituality are equally competent predictors of these workplace outcomes. Implications and limitations are discussed.

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