A Conceptual Model for the Multidimensional Study of Spirituality/Religiosity. A proposal for the study of Faith on Ethical Decision Making

Adriana Mercedes Cuéllar Juárez, José de Jesús Cuéllar Juárez, Joel Molina Reyes, José Pablo Nuño de la Parra, Martha Silva Torres Hidalgo


 Due to the negative effects of unethical practices on the organization and on organizational stakeholders, the study of factors that influence ethical behavior within organization becomes relevant. Spirituality and religiosity are little studied factors in the scientific literature in business and Ethical Decision Making (TDE). Though recent research has found a positive relationship between spirituality and religiosity on business and some authors encourages their inclusive study in the workplace, these factors are studied in a non-inclusive manner on EDM. On the other hand, although the study of TDE has been considered a multidimensional field since several decades ago, the scientific literature of spirituality and religiosity does not show multidimensional models for their study. The present study proposes a multidimensional conceptual model as an initial effort of the inclusive and multidimensional study of EDM, a needed and not yet published approach in scientific literature.


Ethical decision making, multidimensional faith model, religiosity, spirituality.

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