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dc.contributor.advisorMartinez-Vogt, Emily
dc.contributor.authorSumner, Wesley Dale
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-04T13:49:08Z
dc.date.available2018-05-04T13:49:08Z
dc.date.created2018-05
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11141/2426
dc.descriptionThesis (DBA) - Florida Institute of Technology, 2018en_US
dc.description.abstractSpirituality as an important component of American workplace success is a phenomenon only better understood during the past two decades. Until now, little research has been done to understand workplace spirituality in the human resource context of employee retention and engagement. The pioneering study with a focus on workplace spirituality led by Mitroff and Denton (1999a) signaled a theoretical and empirical convergence highlighting spiritual practice influence on organizational outcomes (Benefiel, Fry, & Geigle, 2014). The inclusion of spirituality in the workplace is an avenue to more fully engage workers who wish to express themselves at work, resulting in their deeper investment in work (Mitroff & Denton, 1999a). The theoretical frameworks of human capital theory (Becker, 1993) and organizational commitment theory (Meyer & Allen, 1991) formed the foundation of the study. Multiple case study analysis (Stake, 2006) was utilized to study 13 employees across three for-profit Central Florida workplaces. Findings indicated commonality in workplace spirituality experiences positively affecting outcomes, with key results concerning (1) Engagement, retention and spirituality, (2) Ethical core as an integral component, (3) Camaraderie and interpersonal connection, (4) Customer care and commitment, and (5) Community involvement.en_US
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dc.subjectWorkplace spiritualityen_US
dc.subjectEmployee engagementen_US
dc.subjectEmployee retentionen_US
dc.subjectHuman capital theoryen_US
dc.subjectOrganizational commitment theoryen_US
dc.titleSPIRITUALITY AS A HUMAN RESOURCE ATTRIBUTE TO FACILITATE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND RETENTIONen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2018-04-26T14:53:02Z
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Business Administrationen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
thesis.degree.departmentBusinessen_US
thesis.degree.grantorFlorida Institute of Technologyen_US
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