Organisational citizenship behaviour in the Islamic financial sector

Does Islamic work ethic make sense?

Jihad Mohammad, Farzana Quoquab, Nik Mutasim Nik Ab. Rahman, Fazli Idris

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Abstract

The bulk of previous studies have examined the effect of Protestant work ethic on organisational citizenship behaviour. However, little is known about this relationship from an Islamic perspective. Based on other orientation theory, this study aims to examine the relationships between Islamic work ethic and two dimensions of organisational citizenship behaviour. Furthermore, this study investigates whether the hypothesised relationships vary across the demographic variables in Islamic financial organisations. A sample of 273 employees from Islamic financial institutions in Malaysia participated in this study. Partial least square (PLS) technique and ANOVA were utilised to test the hypothesised relationships. The results of this study reveal that Islamic work ethic positively and significantly affects both dimensions of organisational citizenship behaviour. Additionally, the findings of this study demonstrate that the relationship between Islamic work ethic and organisational citizenship behaviour directed towards organisation varies depending on employees' gender, age, education level, tenure, experience and income. Nevertheless, the relationship between Islamic work ethic and organisational citizenship behaviour directed towards individuals does not vary across the demographic variables. Limitations and implications of the study are discussed along with suggestions for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-27
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Business Governance and Ethics
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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Financial sector
Work ethic
Organizational citizenship behavior
Employees
Demographic variables
Analysis of variance
Islamic financial institutions
Income
Tenure
Education
Protestant work ethic
Partial least squares
Malaysia

Keywords

  • Demographic variables
  • Islamic financial institutions
  • Islamic work ethic
  • IWE
  • OCB
  • Organisational citizenship behaviour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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Organisational citizenship behaviour in the Islamic financial sector : Does Islamic work ethic make sense? / Mohammad, Jihad; Quoquab, Farzana; Nik Ab. Rahman, Nik Mutasim; Idris, Fazli.

In: International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, Vol. 10, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 1-27.

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