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A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Relationships Between Religiosity and Employees Constructive and Destructive Behaviors

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There is substantial literature on the relationship of religiosity with constructive and destructive behaviors, and it is about time to consolidate the knowledge through a systematic review and meta-analysis among organizational members. For this, meta-analysis studies published between 2000 and 2018 were included with a total sample of 3714. Results show a weak and significant association between religiosity and employee’ behavioral outcomes (ř = 0.07). Moreover, a relatively stronger relationship is reported with employees’ constructive behavioral outcome (ř = 0.12). In contrast, a negative and insignificant relationship is reported with employees’ destructive behavioral outcome (ř = − 0.03, LL = − 0.08 and UL = 0.02). Study limitation and direction for future research has been presented for this investigation.

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Qureshi, J.A., Shahjehan, A. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Relationships Between Religiosity and Employees Constructive and Destructive Behaviors. J Relig Health (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-019-00868-w

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Keywords

  • Meta-analysis
  • Religiosity
  • Behavioral outcomes
  • Constructive behaviors
  • Destructive behaviors