School of Behavioral Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD)
religiosity, spirituality, work-life choice, work-life balance, work-life conflict, work-family conflict, work-life integration
Human Resources Management | Psychology
Slowinski, Patrick T., "Examining Religiosity, Spirituality, and Work-Life Choice among Graduate Psychology Students in U.S. Programs" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4828.
Religiosity and spirituality have been found to positively affect health, longevity, and happiness in some studies. However, a dearth of U.S. - based research on the relationship among religiosity and spirituality and work-life choice (also known as work-life balance, work-life conflict, and work-life integration) exists. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the relationship among religiosity and spirituality and work-life choice in online graduate psychology programs at universities in the United States. One hundred forty-three respondents completed 44 Likert-scaled items from previously validated instruments: the Spiritual Intelligence Self-Report Inventory-10 (SISRI-24), the Religious Commitment Inventory-10 (RCI-10), and the Work-Life Integration (WLI) survey. Multilinear regression analysis determined that spirituality predicted work-life choice, while religiosity and demographic variables were not significant predictors of work-life choice.