The Effect of Religiosity and Personality on Work Ethics: A Case of Muslim Managers
Science Journal of Business and Management
Volume 4, Issue 1-1, January 2016, Pages: 1-9
Received: Oct. 11, 2015; Accepted: Feb. 6, 2016; Published: May 13, 2016
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Zazli Lily Wisker, Faculty of Business, American University of the Middle East, Egaila, Dasman, Kuwait
Vikinta Rosinaite, Department of Liberal Arts, American University of the Middle East, Egaila, Dasman, Kuwait
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The study of the Muslim managers’ religiosity, personality and behavior has been underdeveloped. In this study, we examined the impact of religiosity, personality and behavior on Islamic work ethics. We posited that Islamic religiosity impacts on Islamic work ethics, personality and behavior positively. We also hypothesized that personality and behavior impacts on work ethics positively. Data were collected from 253 Muslim managers in FMCG industry in UAE. Data were quantitatively analyzed using structural equation modelling (SEM). Results were in keeping with the model. The level of religiosity however was not found to affect Islamic work ethics directly but through the behavior and personality of Muslim managers. Theoretical implications and managerial ramifications were also discussed.
Religiosity, Islamic Personality, Islamic Behaviors, Work Ethics, Islamic Religiosity, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)
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Zazli Lily Wisker, Vikinta Rosinaite, The Effect of Religiosity and Personality on Work Ethics: A Case of Muslim Managers, Science Journal of Business and Management. Special Issue:Ethical Challenges in the 21st Century. Vol. 4, No. 1-1, 2016, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.11648/j.sjbm.s.2016040101.11
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