Religion and career success. A country-comparative study

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Empirical evidence linking religion and spirituality to career-related aspects is scarce, particularly with regard to a more global picture. This chapter responds to this gap by analysing the effects of the religious composition of a country and its proportion of religiously active inhabitants on two dimensions of career success, that is, positive impact and financial success. Our data stems from a collaborative effort of the 5C group (Cross-Cultural Collaboration on Contemporary Careers) covering 23 countries across the world suggesting a positive relationship between religious aspects and positive impact and an absent or slightly positive relationship with financial success.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReimagining Faith and Management. The Impact of Faith in the Workplace
Editors Pio, E., Kilpatrick, R., Pratt, T.
Place of PublicationLondon
Pages17 - 31
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-48580-1
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 502052 Business administration
  • 506009 Organisation theory
  • 502026 Human resource management
  • 502043 Business consultancy

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