JIBS Research Bulletin

VOL. 3 | DECEMBER 2022


Applying Psychology to Benefit
Productivity and Economic Outcomes

Growing from the Inside Out: An Exploratory Investigation into the Construct–Spiritual

Posted by Staff on October 15, 2022



Sanjeev P. Sahni, Professor & Principal Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, O.P Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India

Tapan Kumar Panda, Director, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mahbubnagar, Telangana, India

Tapas Bantha, Full-Time Research Scholar, School of Management, Centurion University of Technology and Management, At-R. Sitapur, Odisha, India


Our quest for understanding the universe and laws associated with it has driven civilization to a realization that laws of nature, the supreme, and growing from the inside out is the real education that one can have. Growing from inside out is the path of spirituality that each one pursues. This research paper made a humble attempt towards examining the nature and meaning of the notion “spirituality” and individual metaphors people hold towards it across professions. We used qualitative data for exploring the concept of spirituality among the professionals from various professions. This exploratory study led to 15 propositions. The thematic map presented in this paper helped in developing propositions for studying the complex, abstract, and abstruse concept of spirituality.