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Title: How Sales Personnel View the Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Spirituality in the Workplace


1
How Sales Personnel View the Relationship Between
Job Satisfaction and Spirituality in the Workplace
  • Dr. Eleanor Marschke, Nova Southeastern
    University
  • Dr. Robert Preziosi, Nova Southeastern University
  • Dr. William Harrington, Nova Southeastern
    University

2
Paper Presented to
  • Allied Academies Conference
  • Spring 2010
  • International Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Academy of Organizational Culture, Communications
    Conflict (AOCCC)

3
Introduction
  • Research was aimed at the study of job
    satisfaction and spirituality in the workplace.
  • Design of the study was to interpret, develop,
    test and present research that explains the
    connection between workplace spirituality and a
    persons perception to the relationship to job
    satisfaction.
  • Goal was of this research would lead to further
    growth in employee development, increased job
    performance, lower turnover rates, higher profits
    and employee retention as it relates to
    organizational goals and strategies.

4
Key WordsLeadership, Job Satisfaction, Sales
Personnal and Spirituality
  • Why Spirituality and Job Satisfaction
  • Evolving American culture and an unreliable
    business climate are driving an infusion of
    spirituality to the workplace.
  • Corporate character, integrity, business ethics,
    human resource standards and financial issues
    have risen to the forefront since the late 1990s

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Spirituality, Job Satisfaction Sales Personnel
  • The sagas of Enron and MCI in 2001 along with
    numerous other companies are examples where lack
    of character, arrogance, and immoral values among
    top management inflicted widespread emotional
    organizational and financial devastation to
    employees, customers and stockholders, as well as
    imprisonment for their morally bankrupt
    leadership (Aburdene, 2007)

6
Spirituality, Job Satisfaction Sales Personnel
  • Spirituality in the workplace is about people who
    perceive themselves energized through work as
    spirited beings and experiencing real purpose and
    meaning at work beyond paychecks and performance
    reviews.
  • Spirituality is a continuing search for meaning
    and purpose in life an appreciation for depth of
    life, the expanse of the universe, and natural
    forces which operate it --- it is a personal
    belief system.

7
Spirituality, Job Satisfaction Sales Personnel
  • The core of spirituality is about people sharing
    and experiencing some common attachment,
    attraction, and togetherness within their work
    unit and the organization as a whole. (Mitroff
    Denton, 1999, Harrington, 2004)
  • These research areas imply the necessity of
    incorporating spirituality into the workplace in
    order to enhance worker motivation,
    organizational performance, and job satisfaction
    (Krishnakumar Neck, 2002).
  • Based on research of numerous authors it appears
    that working in an environment with leaders that
    support a higher purpose or spiritual sense of
    the individual than those who dont are more
    satisfied and enjoy work more (Giacalone
    Jurkiewicz, 2003)

8
Spirituality, Job Satisfaction Sales Personnel
  • The varying perceptions and definitions of
    spirituality in the workplace make this
    phenomenon an interesting and significant
    research theory to investigate.
  • The need for this study is complex and diverse
    since there is currently limited knowledge and
    research about the relationship between the
    variables of workplace spirituality and job
    satisifaction as it relates to sales personnel.

9
  • Research Questions
  • This study addresses the following two key
    questions
  • Is spirituality among sales personnel in the
    workplace related to job satisfaction?
  • Are there variables that moderate the
    relationship between spirituality in the
    workplace and job satisfaction as it relates to
    sales personnel?

10
Review of Current Literature
  • Proquest provided 147 journal articles and 23
    doctoral dissertations on the subject of
    spirituality.
  • The literature review presents a definition and
    an integral model of spirituality in the
    workplace in the following sections
  • The Spirituality Movement of the 21st Century
  • Spiritualitys Impact on the Work Environment
  • A Model The Interaction of the Spiritual Being
    in the Work Environment
  • Organizational Commitment

11
Themes that Apply to a Spiritual Workplace
  • Ethics Trust
  • Acceptance Truth
  • Kindness (bonding, compassion) Encouraging
    creativity
  • Belief in God or a higher power Team orientation
  • Encouraging diversity Respect
  • Few organizational barriers Being self motivated
  • Understanding A sense of peace harmony
  • Interconnectedness Openness
  • Aesthetically pleasing workplace Honesty

12
Methodology of Study
  • Spiritual Perspective Scale (SPS)
  • This study used the Spiritual Perspective Scale
    (SPS) developed by Reed (1987). The response
    scale is a 6 point Likert scale with selections
    ranging from strongly disagree, to not at all, to
    strongly agree. All previous studies showed
    Cronbach alpha reliability estimates of gt .70
    (Jesse and Reed, 2003, Jesse and Allgood, 2002,
    Steven 1999, Reed 1991). This study yielded a
    Cronbach alpha of .921.

13
Methodology of Study
  • To measure the employee job satisfaction to the
    organization, a short version of the Minnesota
    Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) (Weiss, Dawis,
    England Lofquist, 1967).
  • These twenty items on the MSQ were selected due
    to the fact is measures dimensions of job
    satisfaction that are not measured by other
    satisfaction instruments (Cook Hepworth, 1981).
  • The instrument is composed of 20 items and is
    designed on a five-point Likert type scale with
    responses from very dissatisfied (1) to very
    satisfied (5).

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Sample and Hypotheses
  • The sample for this population was conducted a a
    corporate regional sales meeting of a large
    manufacturing firm.
  • 125 surveys were administered in person and
    returned directly to the researcher. Return rate
    was 100 and a 95 usability.
  • The target population of this study was sales
    manager in a active sales function.
  • Key demographic variables including gender and
    age were reviewed to further characterize the
    sample

15
Research Questions
  • Is spirituality among sales personnel in the
    workplace related to job satisfaction?
  • Are there variables that moderate the
    relationship between spirituality in the
    workplace and job satisfaction as it relates to
    sales personnel?

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Hypotheses
  • H01 There is no correlation between
    spirituality in the workplace and Intrinsic Job
    Satisfaction.
  • HA1 There is a correlation between spirituality
    in the workplace and Intrinsic Job Satisfaction.
  • H02 There is no correlation between spirituality
    in the workplace and Intrinsic Job Satisfaction
    by gender.
  • HA2 There is a correlation between spirituality
    in the workplace and Intrinsic Job Satisfaction
    by gender.
  • H03 There is no correlation between spirituality
    in the workplace and Intrinsic Job Satisfaction
    in older respondents by age.
  • HA3 There is a correlation between spirituality
    in the workplace and Intrinsic Job Satisfaction
    in older respondents by age.
  • H04 There is no correlation between spirituality
    in the workplace and Extrinsic Job Satisfaction.
  • HA4 There is a correlation between spirituality
    in the workplace and Extrinsic Job Satisfaction.
  • H05 There is no correlation between spirituality
    in the workplace and Extrinsic Job Satisfaction
    by gender.
  • HA5 There is a correlation between spirituality
    in the workplace and Extrinsic Job Satisfaction
    by gender.
  • H06 There is no correlation between spirituality
    in the workplace and Extrinsic Job Satisfaction
    in older respondents by age.
  • HA6 There is a correlation between spirituality
    in the workplace and Extrinsic Job Satisfaction
    in older respondents by age.

17
Summary of Hypothesis tests

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Summary and Conclusions
  • In the 21st century, corporate organizations must
    seek to develop organizational behavior that will
    result in a competitive advantage.
  • The literature and methodology demonstrates that
    applying the spiritual mindset in a workplace
    environment will encourage the creativity and
    innovativeness of employees, which in turn,
    enhances their productivity, leading to more
    efficient overall performance for and by the
    organization as it relates to job satisfaction
    and spirituality in the workplace.

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Summary and Conclusions
  • The results in this research are congruent with
    other studies of spirituality in the workplace
    (Rego, 2007, Giacolone and Jurkiewicz, 2003,
    Moore and Casper, 2006, Kolodinsky and Giacalone
    and Jurkiewicz, 2007) suggesting that when people
    find meaning in their work activities and feel
    involved in a spiritual organizational climate,
    they become happier and healthy employees engaged
    in a collaborative manner, to apply the full
    potential to work and bring their entire selves
    to the organization.

20
Summary and Conclusions
  • The potentially groundbreaking nature of this
    research leaves no doubt that the intuitively
    positive relationships between spirituality in
    the workplace and job satisfaction have a
    relationship to transform individual and
    organizational life in ways unrestricted by
    natural laws.

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  • Thank you for your time and attention
  • www.spiriteducator.com
  • Dr. Eleanor B. Marschke
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