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Workplace Spirituality as a Precursor to Employees’ Commitment to Work in Manufacturing Firms in South-South, Nigeria


The study addresses workplace spirituality as a precursor to employees’ commitment to work in selected manufacturing firms in South-South, Nigeria with specific focus on the following dimensions of workplace spirituality; meaningful work, value orientation and interconnectedness. The study adopted a cross sectional survey design. The population of the study comprises 4838 employees from 24 selected firms in south south, Nigeria. The sample size for the study consists of 370 employees drawn from the population of the study using Taro Yamane formula. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire. The validity of the instrument was done using construct validity and for the reliability, cronbach alpha and composite reliability were used. In analyzing the data for the hypotheses, Structural Equation Model (SEM) was adopted with the aid of Smart-PLSv3. The study revealed that meaningful work, value orientation and interconnectedness have significant effect on employees’ commitment to work in manufacturing firms in South-South, Nigeria. The study recommended that emphasis should be placed on meaningful work, value orientation and interconnectedness for an improve employees’ commitment for a better organizational productivity.


Keywords: Employee Commitment, interconnectedness, meaningful work, value orientation, workplace spirituality

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