IJIMT 2015 Vol.6(2): 140-143 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2015.V6.591

The Moderating of Islamic Work Ethic on Relationship of Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Practice: A Proposed Framework

Abdul Shukor Shamsudin, Hamzah Abdul Rahman, and A. Rahim Romle
Abstract— The purpose of this article is to propose a framework on the relationship between emotional intelligence and leadership practice when Islamic Work Ethic is practiced in Malaysian public universities. Initially, the main challenges in public universities in Malaysia are providing a market driven academic programs and at the same time able to respond to the fast changing needs of economic sectors. Apparently, the recent challenges require the staff of the said universities to equip themselves with leadership quality in order to fulfill the organizational vision. Many previous studies have shown several factors (such as emotional intelligence) had influenced effective leadership. Besides effectiveness, another significant issue in leadership research is ethical behaviors of leaders. The respondents will consist of middle administrators in Malaysian public universities. Most of the past results had suggested that there were significant relationships between these variables. The findings are expected to have some contributions both to the practical and theoretical aspects and enable public universities to improve their leadership development programs.

Index Terms— Emotional intelligence, Islamic work ethic, leadership practice, middle administrator.

A. S. Shamsudin and H. Abdul Rahman are with the School of Business Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 UUM Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia (e-mail: shukor@uum.edu.my, hamzahd@uum.edu.my).
A. R. Romle is with the College of Law, Government & International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 UUM Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia (e-mail: abd. Rahim@uum.edu.my).

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Cite: Abdul Shukor Shamsudin, Hamzah Abdul Rahman, and A. Rahim Romle, " The Moderating of Islamic Work Ethic on Relationship of Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Practice: A Proposed Framework," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 140-143, 2015.

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