Relationship Between Counterproductive Behaviors and Islamic Work Ethics



The concept of “work” means mentally and physically exerting, endeavoring, and challenging to generate a business challenge and plays an important role in development and improvement of an individual and a society. Religion supports morality and plays an effective role in having a well-balanced life. It is also direct people to the right and virtuous behaviors. In Islamic faith, person is informed about positive, negative, right and wrong behaviors and positives are supported. People are responsible for their roles and behaviors not only in the sight of God, but also in front of all the people. The planned and intentional behaviors against the organizational norm and values are named as “Counterproductive Behaviors” and ordered as follows: favoritism, corruption, individualism, mobbing, absenteeism, alienation, social pressure… etc. In this study, the work ethic in terms of Islam and types of behaviors which impede productivity are considered. Scales from Abbas Ali (IWA-Islamic Work Ethic) and Bennett and Robinson (Workplace Deviance) have been implemented people working in public organizations in Turkey. Under the light of collected data and based on the analysis results on SPSS, the relationship between Islamic Work Ethic and Counterproductive Behaviors have been shown up and suggestions have been made to encourage future studies and project implementers.

Keywords: Counterproductive behaviors, islamic work ethic, work, work ethic.

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