The Islamic work ethic as a mediator of the relationship between locus of control, role conflict and role ambiguity – A study in an Islamic country setting

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    Abstract

    The article examines the potential mediating role of the Islamic work ethic between locus of control, role conflict and role ambiguity. The study uses a sample of 397 employees in a variety of manufacturing and service organizations in an Islamic country, the United Arab Emirates. The results of correlational analysis and regression models suggest that the Islamic work ethic is related to locus of control. Furthermore, the results of a series of regression models indicate that the Islamic work ethic mediates the relationship between locus of control and role ambiguity. On the other hand, the results point out that the Islamic work ethic does not mediate the relationship between locus of control and role conflict. Results further point out that there is a significant correlation between the Islamic work ethic and role ambiguity. Limitations, lines of future research, implications and contributions are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)283-298
    Number of pages16
    JournalJournal of Managerial Psychology
    Volume15
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2000

    Keywords

    • Control
    • Islam
    • Mediation
    • Role conflict
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Work ethic

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Psychology
    • Applied Psychology
    • Management Science and Operations Research
    • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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