Designing and validation of organizational happiness based on Islamic values: Exploratory approach

Document Type : Research Article (with mixed approaches)


1 Ph.D student, Public Management, , Faculty of Management, Islamic Azad, University,Aliabad KatoulBranch,Aliabad Katoul, Iran

2 Department of Public Management, Faculty of Management, Islamic Azad University,Aliabad Katoul Branch,Aliabad Katoul, Iran

3 Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Technical, Islamic Azad University,Aliabad Katoul Branch,Aliabad Katoul, Iran


Purpose:The purpose of this study was to present a model of organizational vitality based on the components of Islamic values and mixed performance in the Islamic Azad University in the north of the country.
Design/ Methodology/ Approach:In terms of data, the research method was a combination with an exploratory approach. In this regard, in the qualitative part, academic and organizational experts were selected in a non-random manner and snowball method by 30 people. In the quantitative section, both managers, deputies and faculty members were estimated at 3062 people and the sample size from Krejcie and Morgan table was estimated at 342 people. To prevent a decrease in the number and reliability of the questionnaires, a sample of 370 people was determined by stratified random sampling. The identified indicators were confirmed by experts through Delphi-fuzzy content analysis.
Research Findings:In this study, by exploratory factor analysis, it was found that the dimensions of Islamic values include individual, social and organizational values and the dimensions of organizational vitality include work factors, positive emotions and interest in work. The results of structural modeling showed that individual, social and organizational values as precursors of Islamic values affect organizational vitality in Islamic Azad University.
Limitations & Consequences: Since the research has been done in universities in the north of the country, it reduces the generalizability to other provinces. It is suggested that more accurate results be obtained in future research by selecting a larger sample size.
Practical Consequences: Spreading vitality in the organization can help improve the health of the employees of that organization.
Innovation or value of the Article: From a fundamental point of view, the results of this research in the field of organizational behavior management can provide a framework for future studies in the field of organizational vitality and Islamic values of the work environment. Educational, institutions and executive apparatus.


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