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| Published: March 25, 2016

Religiosity, Social distance and Well-being among Hindu and Muslim Young adults

Ghausia Taj Begum

Ph. D Research Scholar (JRF), Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Meena Osmany

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.116/20160302

DOI: 10.25215/0302.116

ABSTRACT

In the global work environment, it is important to have cordial relationship between the diverse workforce for proper functioning of the organization as well as the well-being of the employees in the organization. Religious orthodoxy and wider social distance between the diverse groups can be a threat for the organizations. The present study aimed at assessing role of religiosity and social distance in predicting well-being in two different communities (Hindus and Muslims) in India. The sample comprises 100 young adults (50 each from both the groups) from different organizations of Delhi city. Result revealed significant difference on the dimensions of religiosity and well-being between the two groups, but not for the dimension of social distance. Religiosity has been found to be positively correlated with well-being, while social distance was found to be negatively correlated with well-being. Social distance has emerged as strong predictor of well-being. Further, the implications of the results for the two groups in context of work environment are discussed.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.116/20160302

10.25215/0302.116

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016