Barjinder Singh examines the moderating role of spirituality in work-family conflict and well-being

Research co-authored by the assistant professor of management is published in the Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion.

Barjinder Singh, assistant professor of management in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, examines the role of spirituality as a mechanism for coping with work-family conflict in an article published in the Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion.

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Assistant Professor of Management Barjinder Singh

Singh co-authored the article, “Work-family conflict and well-being: moderating role of spirituality,” with T.T. Rajan Selvarajan, California State University East Bay; Donna Y. Stringer, University of Houston-Clear Lake; and Olga Chapa, University of Houston-Victoria.

“In this research, we propose that spirituality moderates the relationship between work-family conflict and well-being,” the authors wrote in the article’s abstract. “The research includes a broad range of well-being variables including job and family satisfaction, subjective and psychological well-being. Based on a survey of a large national sample (N = 1130), we found that spirituality mitigated the negative effects of work-family conflict on a wide range of well-being measures. We discuss implications for theory and practice of work-family conflict and spirituality in organizations.”

The Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion (JMSR) is an international, peer-reviewed journal, publishing high quality, original research contributions to scientific knowledge. Established in 2004, the journal serves students, scholars and practitioners of spirituality as pertaining to management and organizations; management academics and practicing managers; and scholars in religion studies and of religious affairs.

Prior to joining Elon’s faculty in 2017, Singh was an associate professor of management at the University of Houston System. His teaching interests include organizational behavior, human resource management and business ethics. His research reflects his commitment to pursuing the highest levels of excellence in areas of organizational behavior and human resource management.