The Role of Islamic Work Ethics in Organizational Culture and Commitment

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Ethics is defined by the Muslim scholars as some sustainable traits and characteristics in one's self that cause things to be done in accordance with those traits by one's without any thinking and spontaneously. The Islamic Ethics determines if these characteristics are true or false according to the framework of Islamic concepts, while the concepts of Islamic work ethics determine the function of the framework of Islamic concepts within human work activities in various organizations. Studies show that there is a meaningful relationship between Islamic work ethics and different individual, professional and organizational factors. This study aims to investigate the relationship between Islamic work ethics and organizational commitment with its aspects including continuous commitment, emotional commitment, and normative commitment and also the relationship between Islamic work ethics and organizational culture with its aspects including integration, organizational leadership, dominant characteristics, management of employees, strategic emphases, and success criterion. The population of this study includes 600 employees of the research and higher education centers in Qom. Using Krejcie and Morgan's table for determining sample size, 234 people were selected as the sample. The study variables are measured through three questionnaires: organizational commitment of Labtmediene et al., organizational culture of Cameron and Quinn and Islamic work ethics of Darwish. The results of correlation test and regression show that there is a meaningful and positive relationship between Islamic work ethics and organizational commitment with its aspects and also a meaningful and positive relationship between Islamic work ethics and organizational culture with its aspects.

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