The Effect of Culture on Work Values Among Jewish and Muslim Managers (78877)

Session Information: Mental Health & Community Development
Session Chair: Moshe Sharabi

Thursday, 28 March 2024 12:25
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 605
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

While there is an increasing number of Muslim managers in Western countries, to the best of our knowledge no study has compared their work values to those of managers of other religions. The present study compares work outcome preferences (WOPs) of Muslim and Jewish managers in Israel, a Western country where Muslims constitute a substantial but marginalized minority. The methodology involves questionnaires administrated to 100 Muslim and 253 Jewish managers. The findings indicate significant differences between Muslim and Jewish managers across all work outcome preferences examined. While both groups view income as the most important value, Muslims have emphasized, in addition, serving society and status and prestige, whereas among Jews interest and satisfaction and interpersonal connections are more highly valued. Overall, the demographic variables were found to have a low ability to explain the WOPs in the two groups, particularly among Muslims. The value differences between the two ethnoreligious groups can be explained mainly by cultural differences – individualism vs. collectivism. Implications are discussed in the context of labor market integration of minorities.

Moshe Sharabi, Yezreel Valley Academic College, Israel
Ilan Shdema, Yezreel Valley Academic College, Israel
Oriana Abboud-Armaly, Yezreel Valley Academic College, Israel
Galit Yanay-Ventura, Yezreel Valley Academic College, Israel

About the Presenter(s)
Professor Moshe Sharabi is a University Professor/Principle Lecturer at Yezreel Valley Academic College in Israel

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