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Front. Psychol. | doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02581

Dignity at the Workplace: Evolution of the Construct and Scale Development

 Anjali Tiwari1* and Radha R. Sharma1
  • 1Management Development Institute, India

Concerns about workplace dignity (WPD) have long driven researchers and practitioners to explore ways of measuring it. It is essential for organizations to understand, how employees perceive the workplace dignity for positive employee outcomes. The paper reviews literature, traces the development of WPD and finds the gap. The purpose of this paper is to evolve and operationalize the construct of ‘workplace dignity’, and develop and standardize a measure for it which will pave the way for future studies to empirically test the role of workplace dignity on organizational outcomes such as employee engagement and retention and the like. This is perhaps the maiden attempt for conceptualization and operationalization of the construct of workplace dignity, thus it contributes to the extant knowledge and has implications for academics and practitioners.

Keywords: Dignity at the workplace, dignity measure, scale development, Workplace dignity, Dignity

Received: 11 Jun 2019; Accepted: 31 Oct 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Tiwari and Sharma. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Ms. Anjali Tiwari, Management Development Institute, Sukhrali, India, anjalim52@gmail.com