Good Health and Well-Being

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Spirituality and Wellbeing in the Workplace

  • Scott FosterEmail author
  • Tony WallEmail author
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There is a plurality of definitions for spirituality and spiritual wellbeing in the context of work, and the extant literature suggests it is a research topic of fragmentation, dearth, and incomprehensibility, which sometimes makes it difficult to propose a sound and practicable theory (Khaled et al. 2012; Afsar and Badir 2017). However, most scholars and researchers refer to it, in a broad sense, as the expression or experience of spirituality in the context of the workplace (Giacalone and Jurkiewicz 2010; Benefiel 2014; Pawar 2016).


The late twentieth century and the early twenty-first centuries have seen a growing interest in spirituality in general and its role in the workplace (Petchsawanga and Duchon 2012; Bell and Burack 2001; Sedikides 2010; Wagner-Marsh 1999). However, despite this growing interest in spirituality and its place within the organization, the concept remains undertheorized,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Liverpool Business SchoolLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.International Thriving at Work Research CentreUniversity of ChesterChesterUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Catherine Zeman
    • 1
  1. 1.HRCS/COE and RRTTC/CHASUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA