Uniform Guidelines, Spirituality, and Predictors of Ethical Workplace Behaviors
Journal of Law, Business and Ethics, Forthcoming
34 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2011
Date Written: November 15, 2011
Spirituality provides descriptions that represent relevant psychological phenomena which can be discretely measured. Because of the requirements of the 1978 Federal Uniform Guidelines, the relationship between spirituality and job-related traits and characteristics need to be well understood in the event they are used for decisions affecting personnel. The merit of any metric associated with performance must be established through a validity study (Uniform Guidelines, Sec. 60-3.2 Scope. B, 2000). Accordingly, we consider the construct validity of the aforementioned measures in the context of the uniform guidelines. As hypothesized, religiosity and spirituality instruments are independent of measures commonly used for personnel selection purposes or measures of workplace deviance. We also establish the impact of gender on the measures and provide implications for recruitment and selection.
Keywords: Management, Selection, Spirituality, Human Resources, Uniform Guidelines
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