Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 126, Issue 2, pp 235–246 | Cite as

Organizational Justice and Job Outcomes: Moderating Role of Islamic Work Ethic

  • Khurram Khan
  • Muhammad AbbasEmail author
  • Asma Gul
  • Usman Raja


Using a time-lagged design, we tested the main effects of Islamic Work Ethic (IWE) and perceived organizational justice on turnover intentions, job satisfaction, and job involvement. We also investigated the moderating influence of IWE in justice–outcomes relationship. Analyses using data collected from 182 employees revealed that IWE was positively related to satisfaction and involvement and negatively related to turnover intentions. Distributive fairness was negatively related to turnover intentions, whereas procedural justice was positively related to satisfaction. In addition, procedural justice was positively related to involvement and satisfaction for individuals high on IWE however it was negatively related to both outcomes for individuals low on IWE. For low IWE, procedural justice was positively related to turnover intentions, however it was negatively related to turnover intentions for high IWE. In contrast, distributive justice was negatively related to turnover intentions for low IWE and it was positively related to turnover intentions for high IWE.


Organizational justice Islamic work ethic Turnover intentions Job satisfaction Job involvement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Khurram Khan
    • 1
  • Muhammad Abbas
    • 2
    Email author
  • Asma Gul
    • 2
  • Usman Raja
    • 3
  1. 1.Riphah Centre of Islamic BusinessRiphah International UniversityIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Faculty of Management SciencesRiphah International UniversityIslamabadPakistan
  3. 3.Faculty of BusinessBrock UniversitySt CatharinesCanada

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