Spirituality, moral conviction, and prosocial rule-breaking in healthcare

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Muhammad Ali Asadullah
Ifrah Fayyaz
Rizwana Amin


This study investigated the effect of healthcare professionals’ workplace spirituality (WPS) on moral conviction and prosocial rule-breaking (PSRB). The data were collected from 315 healthcare professio­nals from three main districts of South Punjab, Pakistan. We determined the measures’ validity using confirmatory factor analysis. We investigated the hypothesized relationships using structural regression modeling. The results demonstrated a significant effect of WPS on PSRB and moral conviction. However, the mediating effect of moral conviction between WPS and PSRB was insignificant. Healthcare professio­nals may regulate PSRB by screening and promoting individuals with high WPS to positions requiring a high level of PSRB rather than considering health service providers’ personal moral beliefs.


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ASADULLAH, M. A.; FAYYAZ, I.; AMIN, R. Spirituality, moral conviction, and prosocial rule-breaking in healthcare. RAE - Revista de Administracao de Empresas , [S. l.], v. 59, n. 1, p. 3–15, 2019. DOI: 10.1590/S0034-759020190102. Disponível em: https://periodicos.fgv.br/rae/article/view/78249. Acesso em: 4 dec. 2023.


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