The Impact of Morality and Religiosity of Employees on Their Hardworking Behavior

Elci M., Sener I., Alpkan L.

7th International Strategic Management Conference, Paris, France, 30 June - 02 July 2011, vol.24 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 24
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.09.135
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Hardworking behaviour, one of the significant dimensions of work ethic, is among the most anticipated behaviours of employees working at all organizations. However, the research on the relation of hardworking with other variables is limited. In this study, it was intended to examine the influence of morality and religiosity on employees' hardworking behaviours. For this purpose, the data (N=715) were collected from the employees working in manufacturing, service and trade organizations located in Istanbul, Ankara and Kocaeli. Findings of this research indicate that morality and religiosity are factors that both have positive impact on hardworking behaviour. In addition, it was found out that hardworking, religiosity and morality differs according to gender, marital status and education level of participants. It is suggested that this study will contribute to the literature with its findings on the relation of morality, religiosity and hardworking behaviour. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility 7th International Strategic Management Conference