Title Work Engagement and Flourishing at Work Among Nuns: The Moderating Role of Human Values
Authors ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, MOLINA SÁNCHEZ, HORACIO, RAMÍREZ SOBRINO, JESÚS NICOLÁS, Giorgi, Gabriele, ARIZA MONTES, JOSÉ ANTONIO, MOLINA SÁNCHEZ, HORACIO, RAMÍREZ SOBRINO, JESÚS NICOLÁS
External publication No
Means Front. Psychol.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 2.12900
SJR Impact 0.99700
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85054083072&doi=10.3389%2ffpsyg.2018.01874&partnerID=40&md5=8eda5ff09ed7b1b0c47d7420bb01d110
Publication date 28/09/2018
ISI 000445945600001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85054083072
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01874
Abstract Faith-based organizations are a key player in major sectors of activity for maintaining the welfare state, including health, education, and social services. This paper uses a multivariate regression model in an attempt to identify the factors that affect the relationship between work engagement and flourishing. The paper also discusses the empirical research gap that has been identified in the literature about the moderated effect of human values on this relationship. This study is based on a sample of 142 nuns of a congregation belonging to a religious organization with an international scope and a Catholic inspiration. The case of religious women who have chosen to live a life consistent with the charism of the congregation constitutes a paradigmatic and unique environment to investigate the potential alignment of personal values with professional activity. This work unveils two main findings. First, the more engaged nuns are in their work (social action to serve the poorest and most disadvantaged people), the more they flourish in their working environment and in their personal lives. Second, Schwartz's values reinforce the relationship between the professional role (work engagement) and the personal role (flourishing at work). In conclusion, flourishing at work could be improved through work engagement and this relationship is moderated by human values. These results add insights to better know the relationship among life and work domains.
Keywords work engagement; flourishing; human values; nuns; faith-based organizations
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