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Religiosity as a predictor of integrity, work ethics, and organisational commitment: Implications for public administration

Mohd Mahudin, Nor Diana and M. Noor, Noraini and Dzulkifli, Mariam Adawiah and Janon, Nazariah Shar'ie (2017) Religiosity as a predictor of integrity, work ethics, and organisational commitment: Implications for public administration. Jurnal Psikologi & Kaunseling Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia, Jun 2017 (12). pp. 79-101. ISSN 2229-810X

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Research has documented positive relationships between religiosity with physical and mental health, healthy lifestyle, and life satisfaction. Few studies, however, have examined its relationship with occupational behaviour constructs, particularly within the public service and administration. Using a newly-developed religiosity scale, the present study tested the hypothesis that employee religiosity positively predicts higher integrity, stronger work ethics, and greater organisational commitment. Structural equation modelling, using data from a sample of 315 employees from a local university, provided support for the model. The results also indicated the importance of understanding that religiosity and integrity are two distinctive yet interconnected concepts. The implications of the findings are discussed in the context of public service delivery and the extent to which religiosity actually influenced the performance of daily work.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3951/62010
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religiosity, Integrity, Ethics, Commitment, Organisation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.77 Islam and work
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Nor Diana Mohd Mahudin
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 10:38
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2018 10:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62010

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