Work values among lebanese workers

Yusuf Munir Sidani, William L. Gardner

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On the basis of a review of the existing literature, the authors tested 4 hypotheses to determine the applicability of work values in Arab societies to employees in Lebanese organizations. Only 1 hypothesis was supported: Organizational policies that ran counter to the worker's religious values had an adverse effect on job satisfaction. There was no support for the hypotheses (a) that workers' religiosity is inversely related to positive attitudes toward women's involvement at work, (b) that employee satisfaction is related to a mechanistic organizational design, or (c) that workers with an internal locus of control experience higher job satisfaction. The Lebanese workers, thus, did not appear to share some of the attributes claimed to exist in Arab societies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-607
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Social Psychology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2000


  • Arab work values
  • Lebanese workers


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