Alshehri, F., Kauser, S. & Fotaki, M. (2017). Muslims' View of God as a Predictor of Ethical Behaviour in Organisations: Scale Development and Validation. Journal of Business Ethics. Pp 1-19.DOI: 10.1007/s10551-017-3719-8Abstract:
While there is a widespread acceptance of the link between religiosity and ethics, there is less certainty how this influence occurs exactly, necessitating further research into these issues. A main roadblock to our understanding of this influence from an Islamic perspective is the absence of a validated measurement tool. The purpose of this study therefore is to develop a Scale of Muslims' Views of Allah (SMVA). This article discusses how the SMVA was developed through the following five steps: (1) establishment of content and face validity; (2) application of a cognitive interviewing technique to pretest the SMVA with sixteen participants; (3) pilot testing of the SMVA with twelve participants; (4) administration of the SMVA online to marketing and management professionals (n = 472) via a multi-stage cluster sampling process to verify the scale's reliability and validity; and (5) testing criterion-related validity. The results showed that the newly constructed 13-item scale had adequate psychometric properties. Finally, the implications for organisations, limitations and future research are discussed.
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