Effects of beliefs in Indian philosophy: Paternalism and citizenship behaviors


The research investigates the effects of beliefs in Indian philosophy (karma, atma, and moksha) on paternalism and citizenship behaviors. The research first studied the relationship between self-reported beliefs in Indian philosophy and sexism by studying a group of 257 students in a management institute. Then the research studied the relationship between self-reported beliefs in Indian philosophy and supervisor reported organizational citizenship behavior by studying a group of 205 leader-follower pairs from two large Indian organizations. It was found that individuals who had a strong belief in Indian philosophy displayed attitudes of benevolent sexism (specifically paternalism) towards women and some citizenship behaviors.

Prof Venkat R Krishnan
Director, Yale-Great Lakes Center for Management Research & Professor
(Organizational Behavior)
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

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