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Workplace Spirituality Enhance Organisational Commitment in the School Management

Al Amin Mydin, Abdul Ghani Kanesan and Anwar Allah Pitchay
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Al Amin Mydin: School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Jalan Minden, Penang, Malaysia
Abdul Ghani Kanesan: School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Jalan Minden, Penang, Malaysia
Anwar Allah Pitchay: School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Jalan Minden, Penang, Malaysia

Asian Journal of Public Administration and Law, 2018, vol. 1, issue 1, 1-8

Abstract: The existing literature suggested that in the profitable organizations, workplace spirituality made a remarkable impact. The purpose of this study is to explore the existence of workplace spirituality in the non-profitable organization focus in school and the second purpose of the study is to see the role of workplace spirituality to enhance the organizational commitment among teachers. A sample 988 teachers from 87 public school in Malaysia took part in a survey. The data of this quantitative research was analyzed statistically. The result indicates that the level of workplace spirituality is high. Meanwhile for the for the hypotheses testing, all the dimensions of workplace spirituality is the predictor of affective and normative commitment. This shows that workplace spirituality influence the emotion of the teachers that encourage teachers to work beyond expectation. The implication of the shows that workplace spirituality is seen in a non-profitable organization and its? function can boost organization commitment. The practical implication is that school administrator should consider the dimensions of workplace spirituality like meaningful at work, sense of community and alignment of organizational values at the tool for improving teachers? attitude and commitment.

Keywords: Workplace spirituality; Meaning of work; Sense of community; Alignment of values.; Organizational Commitment; Affective Commitment; Continuative Commitment; Normative Commitment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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