University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Research

The Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace encourages other colleges or educational groups to discuss how to develop a spiritual environment and respect into the workplace. With that in mind, we share the resources below to assist in this endeavor.

Articles  |  Dissertations  |  Case Studies

Articles 

Business

Web Articles

Articles you can download

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Academic

Spiritual-Based Leadership Research
The Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace is working with William and Debra Miller and the Global Dharma Center to expand the six-year in depth study they conducted with Peter Pruzan and Kirsten Pruzan Mikkelsen. We will be recruiting a small number of select researchers to be trained in the research protocol and to help collect more interview data with leaders who have a spiritual base in the way that they lead. Click here to read about the data that has been collected thus far and the research methods that were used.

Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion
The primary journal in the field of faith and spirituality in the workplace is the Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion. We encourage you to have your library subscribe.

Journal Special Issues
These links will take you to the Journal pages where you can see the table of contents for the special issue and read the abstracts.

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

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Faith/Spiritual

Web Articles

Articles you can download

Measurement
Kinjerski, Val. 2008. The Promise of Spirit at Work: Increasing Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment and Reducing Turnover and Absenteeism in Long-Term Care, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Vol. 34, No. 10, pp. 17-25. Lynn, Monty, Michael Naughton, and Steve VanderVeen, 2009. Faith at Work Scale (FWS): Justification, Development, and Validation of a Measure of Judeo-Christian Religion in the Workplace, Journal of Business Ethics, 85: 227-243. Mitroff, Ian, Elizabeth Denton and Can Mural Alpaslan, 2009. A Spiritual Audit of Corporate America: Ten Years Later, Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 27-41.

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Dissertations

Faith/Spiritual

The dissertations in this section are primarily focused on a particular faith or religious perspective.

Leadership

The dissertations in this section focus primarily on the relationship between leadership and faith, or leadership and spirituality.

Quantitative

The faith and spirituality in the workplace dissertations in this section primarily use quantitative methods such as surveys as their primary data collection method.

Qualitative

The faith and spirituality in the workplace dissertations in this section primarily use qualitative methods of data collection, such as interviews and participant observation.

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Case Studies

  • DaySpring Cards by Laura Akin
  • Mercy Health Systems by Tayna Gardner

Award Applications from the organizations receiving the International Spirit at Work Award and the International Faith and Spirit at Work Award Executive Summary of Awards

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