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Publications and Presentations

Committed to providing services that are grounded in research,we continually seek opportunities to expand what is known about spirit at work. And, in keeping with our mission to help others find spirit at work, we are enthusiastic about sharing our findings through presentations, conferences, and published articles.

Peer-Reviewed Spirit at Work Publications


Kinjerski, V. (2013). The Spirit at Work Scale: Developing and Validating a Measure of Individual Spirituality at Work.In J. Neal (Ed.),Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace: Emerging Research and Practice, Springer Science + Media: New York. Read the Chapter.

Kinjerski, V. & Skrypnek, B.J.(2008). The Promise of Spirit at Work: Increasing Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment and Reducing Turnover and Absenteeism in Long-term Care. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 43(10), pp. 17-27. Read the article.

Kinjerski, V. & Skrypnek, B.J.(2008). Four Paths to Spirit at Work: Journeys of Personal Meaning, Fulfillment, Well-Being, and Transcendence Through Work. The Career Development Quarterly, 56(4), pp. 319-329. Read the article.

Kinjerski, V. & Skrypnek, B.J. (2006). Creating Organizational Conditions that Foster Spirit at Work. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 27(4), pp. 280-295. Read the article.

Kinjerski, V. & Skrypnek, B.J. (2006). Measuring the Intangible: Development of the Spirit at Work Scale. In K. Mark Weaver (Ed.), Proceedings of the Sixty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (CD). Read the article.

Kinjerski, V. & Skrypnek, B.J. (2006). A Human Ecological Model of Spirit at Work. Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion, 3(3). Read the article.

Kinjerski, V. (2004). Exploring Spirit at Work: The Interconnectedness of Personality, Personal Actions, Organizational Features, and the Paths to Spirit at Work. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB.

Kinjerski, V. & Skrypnek, B.J. (2004). Defining Spirit at Work: Finding Common Ground. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 17(1), pp. 26-42. Read the article.

Kinjerski, V. & Skrypnek, B.J. (2004). Spirit at Work Scale: Scoring and Interpretation Manual. Unpublished Manual.

Kinjerski, V. & Skrypnek, B.J. (2003). Measuring Spirit at Work: Work in Progress. In G. Biberman and A. Alkhafaji (Eds.) Business research yearbook: Global business perspectives, Vol. X, 1015-1019.

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Featured In

  • "Secret to Workplace Happiness". Edmonton Journal. Proactive. October 12, 2009.

  • Most Viewed Stories. Research Roundup "The Science of Being Happy: How to be Happy at Work". CBC News. March 5, 2009.

  • "Stressing the Positives". The Province, Vancouver. December 7, 2008.

  • "Boost Morale, Lower Absenteeism". Winnipeg Free Press. December 6, 2008.

  • "You are valuable to us - it is not just lip service". Globe and Mail. Business. December 5, 2008.

  • "Time to rethink your job". Management-Issues, UK. December 1, 2008.

  • "More academic wisdom on the workplace". Los Angeles Times. Health. November 28, 2008.

  • "Worker intervention reduces turnover". United Press International. November 28, 2008.

  • "Focus on service boosts worker morale". Edmonton Journal. Business. November 27, 2008.

  • Crossroads Television System (CTS). Top Story. May 22, 2008.

  • "Breathing new life into your job: Sessions help employees rekindle their passion by seeing their work as an act of service". Edmonton Journal. May 10, 2008.

  • Good Business. Unity FM. March 27, 2008. Click here to listen to the interview.

  • "Fostering Good Karma a Touchy Subject". Globe and Mail. Globe Careers. May 24, 2006.

  • "Ethics at Work Pays Dividends". The Vancouver Sun. September 17, 2005.

  • CJRS. Simply Intellectual. 2005.

  • Queen's University Industrial Relations Centre Newsletter. 2005.

  • Department of Human Ecology Website. University of Alberta. Spring 2005.

  • Spirit at Work: A Pathway to Wellness. The Advocate. Alberta College of Social Workers. Spring 2005.

  • Student Research Profiles Database. Faculty of Graduate Studies. University of Alberta. February, 2005. "Spirit at Work in the Research of Val Kinjerski."

  • "Bright Lights". Globe and Mail. Globe Careers. March 5, 2003.

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Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

Kinjerski, V. (May, 2008).The Promise of Spirit at Work: Increasing Employee Wellbeing, Job Satisfaction and Commitment.Exploring Spirituality and Health Conference. Edmonton

Kinjerski, V. & Skrypnek, B.J. (August, 2006). Measuring the Intangible: Development of the Spirit at Work Scale. The Sixty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Atlanta, GA.

Kinjerski, V. & Skrypnek, B.J. (May, 2006). Fostering Spirit at Work in Long Term Health Care Staff. Naming and Claiming Spirituality: The Invisible Ingredient in Health and Healing. Vancouver, BC.

Kinjerski, V. & Skrypnek, B.J. (March, 2006). The Spirit at Work Project: Creating Positive Outcomes in Long Term Health Care. Long Term Care Winter Conference. Jasper, AB.

Kinjerski, V. (October, 2005). The Power of Spirit at Work: A Strategy for Workplace Wellness. Vitamin C for Health Promoting Universities, 2nd International Conference Devoted to the Creation & Maintenance of Health Promoting Universities. Edmonton, AB.

Kinjerski, V. (April, 2005). Using an Ecological Model of Spirit at Work to Enhance the Experience at Work. Building Tomorrow Today, 11th Annual Regional Consultation for Career Development. Edmonton, AB.

Kinjerski, V. (April, 2005). Conscious Intention: The Gateway to Spirit at Work and Enhanced Work Experiences. Building Tomorrow Today, 11th Annual Regional Consultation for Career Development.Edmonton, AB.

Kinjerski, V. (January, 2005). The Connection between Transformative Events and Career Development. 2005 National Consultation on Career Development Conference, Ottawa, ON.
Kinjerski, V. & Skrypnek, B. (January, 2004). Measuring Spirit at Work: Validating a Spirit at Work Scale. Paper presented by Val Kinjerski to the 2004 National Consultation on Career Development Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Kinjerski, V. & Skrypnek, B. (June, 2003). Spirit at Work: Integrating Spirituality and Work. Paper presented by Val Kinjerski at The 2nd Annual Conference on Spirituality and Social Work: Spiritual Diversity and Social Justice, Halifax, NS.

Kinjerski, V. & Skrypnek, B. (April, 2003). Measuring Spirit at Work. Paper presented by Val Kinjerski at the 15th Annual International Academy of Business Disciplines Conference, Orlando, FL.

Kinjerski, V. (March, 2003). Spirit at Work. 2003 Annual Conference of the Alberta College of Social Workers, Edmonton, AB.

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