Impact of Workplace Spirituality on Organizational Commitment with Mediating Effect of Job Satisfaction: A Case Study on Higher Education Sector


  • Ume Amen
  • Abdul Raziq


Workplace Spirituality, Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction, PLS –SEM


The objective of this study is to investigate the impact of workplace spirituality on organizational commitment among university teachers with the mediating effect of job satisfaction. The adopted questionnaire was administered to a population of 1,655 faculty members working in universities situated in Karachi, and the valid sample size was 600. After normality, validity, and reliability were assessed, the overall model was tested through PLS SEM (partial least square structural equation modeling). A positive impact of workplace spirituality on organizational commitment (t= 39.221, p <. 05) was supported statistically. It was also found that job satisfaction (t = 8.166, p < .05) was the strongest predictor of workplace spirituality. Furthermore, an insignificant impact of job satisfaction on organizational commitment (t =0.738, p > .05) was found. Job satisfaction as a mediator showed no mediation effect between workplace spirituality and organizational commitment. In conclusion, this study contributes unique knowledge to the current body of literature that connects workplace spirituality with job satisfaction and organizational commitment among university faculty. It also provides critical recommendations for academics and human resource managers who seek ways to encourage job satisfaction and organizational commitment.