Organizational commitment as a mediator of the relationship between Islamic work ethic and attitudes toward organizational change

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    Abstract

    This study investigates the role of organizational commitment as a mediator between the Islamic work ethic (IWE) and attitudes toward organizational change. The study uses a sample of 474 employees from 30 organizations in five districts in the United Arab Emirates. The results of path analysis indicate that the IWE directly and positively influences various dimensions of both attitudes toward organizational change and organizational commitment. Furthermore, affective commitment mediates the influences of the IWE on both affective and behavioral tendency dimensions of attitudes toward organizational change. On the other hand, continuance and normative commitments mediate the influences of the IWE on cognitive dimension of attitudes toward change, while continuance commitment mediates the influences of the IWE on the behavioral tendency dimension of attitudes toward change. Implications, limitations and lines of future research are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)513-537
    Number of pages25
    JournalHuman Relations
    Volume53
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000

    Keywords

    • Islamic
    • Organizational change
    • Organizational commitment
    • Path analysis
    • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
    • Work ethic

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
    • General Social Sciences
    • Strategy and Management
    • Management of Technology and Innovation

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