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The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence (EI) And Organizational Citizenshp Behaviour (OCB): The Moderating Role Of Islamic Work Ethics (IWE)

Syed Nadeem Abbas Haider


Objective: This study intended to investigate the relationship between Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour (OCB) with moderating role of Islamic Work Ethics (IWE).

Methods: A sample of 123 students of Islamabad were surveyed on EI, OCB and IWE and data from this survey were entered into a linear regression model to study the links between these variables. Thirty-four (27.6%), 45 (36.6%), 9 (7.3%), 27 (21.9%) and 8 (6.5%) of the respondents were in the age range of  20 - 25, 25 - 30, 30 - 35, 35 and above, respectively. Furthermore, 7 (5.7%), 23 (18.7%), 43 (34.9%), 31 (25.2%) and 19 (15.4%) had qualifications of Graduate, Masters, MS, PhD and Post Doc, respectively. Eighty-two (66.67%) were male and 41 (33.33%) female.

Results: There was a statistically significant linear relation between EI and OCB (Beta = 0.292) whereas IWE also had a notable link with OCB (Beta =0.559). IWE had no significant impact on the relationship between EI and OCB.

Conclusion: The interaction effect of EI and IWE did not cause the target sample of the study to exhibit OCB to a significant level. 

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Organizational Citizenship Behaviour; Emotional Intelligence; Islamic Work Ethics; Emotional Intelligence

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