Relation between employees' religiosity and job involvement
While it has been argued that religion influences the meaning of work, few studies have empirically examined how employees' religiosity and job attitudes relate to one another. Specifically, this study investigated the relations among three religious orientations (intrinsic, extrinsic-personal, and extrinsic-social) and job involvement for 100 employees of a rehabilitation hospital in the southern United States. The respondents completed the 1989 Intrinsic/Extrinsic-Revised Scale and the 6-item version of the 1965 Job Involvement Scale. Correlation indicated a negative association between Intrinsic Religiosity and Job Involvement (r = -.26, p<.05) and a positive one between Extrinsic-personal and Job Involvement (r = .23, p<.05) for the total sample. When separated by religious affiliation, regression analyses indicated a significant positive relationship between scores on Extrinsic-personal Religiosity and in Job Involvement for Protestants (B = .32, p<.01), but Intrinsic Religiosity was significantly negatively related to Job Involvement for non-Protestants (B= -.35, p< .05). No relation was found between scores on Extrinsic-social Religiosity and Job Involvement for either group. These results suggest that employees' religiosity may influence work values in different ways for Protestant and non-Protestant workers.
Knotts, Tami L. "Relation between employees' religiosity and job involvement." Psychological reports 93, no. 3 (2003): 867-875.