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The Experience of Spirituality in a Multicultural and Diverse Work Environment

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dc.contributor.author van der Walt, Freda
dc.contributor.author de Klerk, Jeremias J.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-22T08:35:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-22T08:35:16Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.issn 1569-2094
dc.identifier.issn 1569-2108
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1573
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Worldwide, the study of spirituality is receiving increased attention, but very little is known about spirituality and its manifestation in African organizations. The aim of this research was to explore the experience of spirituality in a multicultural and diverse working environment, in order to enhance understanding of the functioning of spirituality in relation to diversity in the workplace. In particular, the study explores workplace spirituality from an individual and an organizational perspective within diverse organizations operating within a multicultural society. A cross-sectional study was conducted with a sample of 600 white collar workers from two organizations in different industries in South Africa. The research findings indicate that there is an inverse relationship between workplace spirituality and individual spirituality. Furthermore, the study confirmed that the experience of both personal and organizational spirituality is impacted by several diversity characteristics within a multicultural environment. In order to improve understanding of the experience of spirituality in multicultural societies and organizations, further empirical research is recommended. Globally, organizations need to realize the importance of embracing spirituality, in order to function effectively in a multicultural environment. en_US
dc.format.extent 268 862 bytes, 1 file
dc.format.mimetype Application/PDF
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher African and Asian Studies en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 14;
dc.subject spirituality en_US
dc.subject workplace spirituality en_US
dc.subject diverse cultures en_US
dc.subject multicultural working environment en_US
dc.title The Experience of Spirituality in a Multicultural and Diverse Work Environment en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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