Young adults are facing though time adapting to their workplace environment. This results with reduced work performance. In order to find intrinsic motivation for their work, practicing spirituality is one of the possible solutions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between spirituality and young adults’ work performance. A survey was administered online asking young working adults in the Zagreb area to complete a 37 items questionnaire. The first part of questionnaire contained items that tested perceived daily spirituality experience, while the second part of questionnaire contained items pertaining to task work performance, contextual work performance and counterproductive work behavior. Results (n = 60) show very weak negative connection between spirituality and task performance, weak positive connection between spirituality and contextual work performance and a very weak negative connection between spirituality and counterproductive work behavior. The results of this study indicate that further exploration of this interesting phenomenon is needed.

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Master's Project

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Service Leadership and Innovation (MS)

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Department of Service Systems (CAST)


Jennifer Matic


RIT Croatia