Quotation Rapp, Marco Leander, Reiss, Lea Katharina, Bosak, Janine, Goštautaite, Bernadeta, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2021. Divine occupation? Religious practices and work engagement across different contexts. VHB Kommission Personalwirtschaft Herbstworkshop, Düsseldorf, Deutschland, 16.09-17.09.




Despite being a substantial part of employees’ identity, religion is a diversity dimension that has been neglected by mainstream research in careers and human resource management. This paper addresses this gap and investigates the relationship between religion and work engagement. Building on recent extensions to the job demand resources model (JD-R), we argue that religious practice constitutes a resource that positively affects work engagement. Drawing on data from the 5C career project, we analyze the data of 14,079 survey respondents across 29 countries. The results from our multi-level model show a positive effect of religious practice on work engagement.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Divine occupation? Religious practices and work engagement across different contexts
Event VHB Kommission Personalwirtschaft Herbstworkshop
Year 2021
Date 16.09-17.09
Country Germany
Location Düsseldorf


Rapp, Marco Leander (Details)
Reiss, Lea Katharina (Details)
Mayrhofer, Wolfgang (Details)
Bosak, Janine (DCU Business School, Ireland)
Goštautaite, Bernadeta (ISM, Lithuania)
Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organizational Behavior IN (Details)
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