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

Tamer Koburtay, Ahmad Sayel Abualigah

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number13951
JournalAcademy of Management Proceedings
Volume2022
Issue number1
Early online date6 Jul 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2022

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