Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.5, No.4, Dec. 2019, Pub. Date: Sep. 6, 2019
Measuring the Positive Effects of Religiosity and Spirituality on Employees’ Performance at the Workplace in Ghana
Pages: 332-338 Views: 209 Downloads: 154
Authors
[01] Charles Aidoo Tawiah, Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cape Coast, Berekum College of Education, Berekum, Ghana.
[02] Augustina Kyeraa, Department of Administration, University of Cape Coast, Berekum College of Education, Berekum, Ghana.
[03] Hans Kwaku Duah, Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cape Coast, Berekum College of Education, Berekum, Ghana.
Abstract
Man’s attitude to work and response to others behaviour stem from the inner beliefs and level of spiritual growth. This research looked at the main positive effects of religiosity and spirituality on employees’ performance at the various workplaces. The research aimed at achieving the following objectives. Firstly, to examine the extent to which religiosity and spirituality affects employees’ performance at the workplace and to assess the practice of religiosity and spirituality at the workplaces. The practices of religiosity and spirituality were daily prayers, wearing of clothing, forming groupings and joining all staff to have service. The positive effects of religiosity and spirituality on employee performance include the fact that it breeds harmony at workplaces, workers are conscientious about their work, and workers respect each other. Mixed method was adopted in this research where both qualitative and quantitative data were collected concurrently. The questionnaire was used to gather data with the random sampling as the main technique. The findings revealed that there is a positive linear trend between performance and religiosity and spirituality. Also, employees who are religious and spiritual tend to work harder to increase productivity. Additionally, It was revealed that majority of the workers make good use of the organizations’ resources and further keep the excesses or the leftovers very well to enhance performance and profitability at workplace. Finally, the research revealed that religiosity and spirituality has helped to improve work ethics. It is recommended that The Human Resource Manager (HRM) must institute measures to regulate all religious and spiritual activities so that productivity at the workplace will be enhanced.
Keywords
Religiosity, Spirituality, Employees’ Performance
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