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

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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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)152-169
    Number of pages18
    JournalPersonnel Review
    Volume30
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2001

    Keywords

    • Commitment
    • Islam
    • Job satisfaction
    • National cultures
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Work ethic

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Applied Psychology
    • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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