The Relationship between Spiritual Leadership and Issues of Spirituality and Religiosity: A Study of Top Turkish Managers

Evren Ayranci, Fatih Semercioz


In recent years, research focusing on intangible issues in business contexts has flourished. The authors of the
current study aimed to contribute to this research by considering managers in terms of their spiritual leadership,
spirituality and religiosity. This study addresses these concepts and tests a model that assesses the relationships
between the spiritual leadership attributes of top Turkish managers and the spirituality and religiosity of those
individuals. The results reveal four key elements. First, the spiritual leadership of top Turkish managers depends
upon their wisdom and altruism. In addition, their spirituality is comprised of their approach to immateriality and
their spiritual awareness. Furthermore, there are no common factors among spiritual leadership, spirituality and
religiosity. Finally, although the factors that form spiritual leadership, spirituality and religiosity have very weak
and positive relationships, no statistically significant relationship was found between spiritual leadership and the
issues of spirituality and religiosity.

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