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Islamic religiosity and job satisfaction among Muslim teachers in Malaysia

Muhammad Yafiz, Mohammed Yousif Oudah Al-Muttar, Saman Ahmed Shihab, Qurratul Aini, Anna Gustina Zainal, Yousef A. Baker El-Ebiary, Rasha Abed Hussein, Tayseer Rasol Allahibi, Ngakan Ketut Acwin Dwijendra
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 78, No 4 | a7569 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v78i4.7569 | © 2022 Muhammad Yafiz, Mohammed Yousif Oudah Al-Muttar, Saman Ahmed Shihab, Qurratul Aini, Anna Gustina Zainal, Yousef A. Baker El-Ebiary, Rasha Abed Hussein, Tayseer Rasol Allahibi, Ngakan Ketut Acwin Dwijendra | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 March 2022 | Published: 08 July 2022

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Muhammad Yafiz, Faculty of Islamic Economics and Business, Universitas Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
Mohammed Yousif Oudah Al-Muttar, Department of Educational Administration, Faculty of Educational Administration, Universitas Pendidikan, Pendidikan, Indonesia
Saman Ahmed Shihab, Law Department, Al-maarif University College Al-anbar, Ramadi, Iraq
Qurratul Aini, Department of Hospital Management, Universitas Muhammadiyah, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Anna Gustina Zainal, Department of Communication, University of Lampung, Lampung, Indonesia
Yousef A. Baker El-Ebiary, Department of Information Technology, Faculty of Informatics and Computing, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia
Rasha Abed Hussein, Department of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Al-Manara College For Medical Sciences, Misan, Iraq
Tayseer Rasol Allahibi, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Altoosi University College, Najaf, Iraq; Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Islamic University, Najaf, Iraq
Ngakan Ketut Acwin Dwijendra, Department of Social Sciences, Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia


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Abstract

In recent years, researchers have paid special attention to religiosity and the practice of religious beliefs. If people put religiosity at the forefront of their affairs and maintain the roots of religion in various aspects of work and family life, they will see God present and watchful in doing all things, and the result of such a vision will be the successful performance of deeds and walking the path of perfection. Having a heartfelt belief in the value of work and adhering to it will result in a greater desire to work. Religiosity is a variable that can be related to job variables. In addition, it can play an important role in the behaviours of employees. In Islam, work is a virtue and is necessary to balance the personal and social life of the individual. Given the importance of this issue, the present study aimed to evaluate the relationship between Islamic religiosity and job satisfaction of Muslim teachers in Malaysia. In total, 2200 Muslim teachers of Kuala Lumpur and Penang were selected for the study by simple random sampling. Data were collected by using standard questionnaires and analysed by Pearson’s correlation coefficient in Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). According to the results, there was a significant and positive relationship between teachers’ Islamic religiosity and job satisfaction as P = 0.784 and T = 0.000 which was less than the Sig level of 0.05.

Contribution: According to Islamic teachings, working for a Muslim is like worship. Based on the findings of this research, teachers with higher Islamic religiosity enjoy higher job satisfaction.


Keywords

Islam; religiosity; religion; job satisfaction; Muslim teachers

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