Islamic work ethic – A moderator between organizational commitment and job satisfaction in a cross‐cultural context

Islamic work ethic – A moderator between organizational commitment and job satisfaction in a... This study investigates the moderating impacts of the Islamic work ethic on the relationships between organizational commitment and job satisfaction. It uses a sample of 425 Muslim employees in several organizations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The empirical results indicate that the Islamic work ethic directly affects both organizational commitment and job satisfaction, and that it moderates the relationship between these two constructs. Results further reveal that national culture does not moderate the relationship between the Islamic work ethic and both organizational commitment and job satisfaction. Results also point out that support of the Islamic work ethic differs across age, education level, work experience, national culture, organization type (manufacturing or service), and ownership (private or public). Furthermore, empirical results suggest that there is a positive and significant relationship between job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Implications, limitations and lines of future research are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Personnel Review Emerald Publishing

Islamic work ethic – A moderator between organizational commitment and job satisfaction in a cross‐cultural context

Personnel Review, Volume 30 (2): 18 – Apr 1, 2001

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2001 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
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0048-3486
DOI
10.1108/00483480110380325
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Abstract

This study investigates the moderating impacts of the Islamic work ethic on the relationships between organizational commitment and job satisfaction. It uses a sample of 425 Muslim employees in several organizations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The empirical results indicate that the Islamic work ethic directly affects both organizational commitment and job satisfaction, and that it moderates the relationship between these two constructs. Results further reveal that national culture does not moderate the relationship between the Islamic work ethic and both organizational commitment and job satisfaction. Results also point out that support of the Islamic work ethic differs across age, education level, work experience, national culture, organization type (manufacturing or service), and ownership (private or public). Furthermore, empirical results suggest that there is a positive and significant relationship between job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Implications, limitations and lines of future research are discussed.

Journal

Personnel ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 2001

Keywords: Commitment; Job satisfaction; National cultures; Islam; United Arab Emirates

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