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Interest in Management, Spirituality and Religion (MSR) research has surged over the last decade. However, most of the studies are done in the Western context. Tan and Geh’s (2009) is an exception. In Tan and Geh’s study, they provided a theoretical model linking spirituality at work with organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) through organizational commitment as the mediator and tested it empirically. The findings of the study, though exploratory, were interesting. They affirmed the effectiveness of affective commitment as a mediator between spirituality at work and OCB. Normative commitment, however, was not as effective. Their findings also show that continuance commitment did not mediate the relationship between spirituality at work and OCB. Despite wide recognition that cultural settings may play a critical role in understanding human behavior, there has been a lack of systematic effort to validate research findings in different cultural settings. In this study, we aim to examine the generalizability of the Tan and Geh’s (2009) study in the Taiwanese context. We believe that cultural setting of Singapore is different from that of Taiwan. Singapore is a multi-cultural and multi-religious city, whereas, Taiwan’s cultural and religious settings are more homogenous.


Spirituality at Work, Organizational Commitment, OCB


Asian Studies | Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory

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Strategy and Organisation


11th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe 2010, June

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Pecs, Hungary

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