Well-being, Workplace and Religion: Insights from the Middle East

Koburtay, Tamer and Abualigah, Ahmad Sayel (2022) Well-being, Workplace and Religion: Insights from the Middle East. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2022 (1). p. 13951. ISSN 0065-0668

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2022.307


This paper uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine how religious practices and spiritual facilities may affect employees' well-being in workplaces. Based on Ryff’s (1989) well-being framework, a related aim is to contextually study the implications of Islamic practices and spiritual facilities for Ryff’s (1989) model. Using a qualitative data collected from 22 employees, our findings show that worshipping Allah, contemplative practices, and patience are key factors of one’s psychological well-being. The study also highlights specific spiritual provisions and contemplative practices as key factors for enhancing Ryff’s six dimensions of employees’ psychological well-being. The paper offers a novel and contextual extension of Ryff’s framework by theorizing the notion of well-being in Islam. In the end, theoretical and practical implications are offered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam, Psychological Well-Being, Religiosity, Spirituality
Subjects: N100 Business studies
V900 Others in Historical and Philosophical studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2022 12:11
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2022 12:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/49925

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