Positive Religious Coping as a Mechanism for Enhancing Job Satisfaction and Reducing Work-family Conflict: A Moderated Mediation Analysis. By: Pandey, Jatin; Singh, Manjari. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion. Jun2019, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p314-338. 25p.

This paper examines the influence of religious coping on work–family conflict and job satisfaction. Moreover, how religious coping moderates the relationship between work–family conflict and job satisfaction has also been studied. Data were collected from 151 accredited social health activists in India. To test the hypotheses, hierarchical regression was used. Findings reveal religious coping enhances job satisfaction and decreases work–family conflict. It was also found that religious coping works as a buffer between work–family conflict and job satisfaction and plays the role of a moderator for this relationship. This study shows how religious coping in unstructured jobs in resource-deprived and difficult rural geographies can enhance job satisfaction and reduce work–family conflict. This work contributes substantially to understanding how religion based coping mechanisms affect work related outcomes in traditional societies. The present study is an effort to examine the hitherto unexplored area of the direct and moderating effects of religious coping on work–family conflict and job satisfaction.