TH-P01-092 - Workplace spirituality and organizational support, moderators between job insecurity and general well-being and organizational commitment in Barbados.

Track:
Job insecurity
What:
Poster Presentation
When:
3 hours 30 minutes
Where:
O'Brien Foyer
Discussion:
0
 
Employee stress and burnout
Job insecurity
TH-P01-092
Workplace spirituality and organizational support, moderators between job insecurity and general well-being and organizational commitment in Barbados.
L. Clarke 1,*
1University of the West Indies, St. Michael, Barbados
 
Content: Purpose:
To add empirical research to the current conceptual base concerning multidimensional job insecurity (JI), particularly in Barbados, by building on the Theories of Psychological Contract and Conservation of Resources to examine the role of workplace spirituality (WS) and perceived organizational support (POS) as moderators between job insecurity, general wellbeing (GWB) and organizational commitment (OC). I hypothesize that WS and POS will moderate the relationship between JI and the two dependent variables.
Design/Methodology
To test these hypotheses, already established questionnaires will be distributed to 350 persons from the public and private sectors in Barbados. The results will be analysed using correlations and multiple regression.
Results
Previous research using demographics, job insecurity and organizational commitment only, has yielded largely insignificant results which has encouraged the researcher to consider why this would be the case in a country where incidences of layoffs/ retrenchments are heightened and unemployment figures have risen. Further research incorporates new variables.
Limitations
The original sample size N=122 was not large enough to generalize to the entire population.
Research/ Practical Implications
To investigate the moderating effect of WS and POS on WB and OC to assist HR practitioners in maintaining or enhancing employee behaviours and attitudes, particularly in recessionary times.
Originality/ Value
Workplace spirituality is a relatively new area of study which has primarily been studied in Africa and India making this study among the early works in the Western hemisphere.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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