The mediating role of organizational self-esteem in the relationship between religious attitude and aggression among staff of administrative organizations in Khash city
Background and Objective: Aggression is mainly related to important institutional and individual consequences. The aim of this study was to investigate the mediating role of organizational self-esteem in the relationship between religious attitude and aggression among executive staff.
Method: This research is descriptive, utilizing path analysis. The statistical population included all executive staff (N=5000) employed in governmental organizations of khash city (Iran) in 2016. Using the krejcie and Morgan Tables, 355 subjects were selected as the sample through random class method. In order to collect the data, three sets of questionnaires were employed, namely organizational self-esteem, religious attitude, and aggression. To analyze the data, Partial Least Square, and to test the research hypotheses, Structural Equation Modeling was used. All ethical issues were observed in this study and the researchers declared no conflict of interests.
Results: The results show that significant coefficient of route between religious attitude and aggression is 12.449, significant coefficient of route between religious attitude and organizational self-esteem is 3.498, significant coefficient of route between organizational self-esteem and aggression is 1.544 that was estimated less than 1.96. Therefore, it can be said that religious attitude does not affect aggression through organizational self-esteem as a mediator variable.
Conclusion: Based on the findings, religious attitude raises organizational self-esteem and lowers aggression. Therefore, it is recommended that proper and continuous training in the field of religious awareness should be carried out for administrative staff so that individuals and the society have successful and healthy future.
Please cite this article as: Ziaaddini M, Dahmardeh H. The mediating role of organizational self-esteem in the relationship between religious attitude and aggression among staff of administrative organizations in Khash city. J Res Relig Health. 2019; 5(1): 101- 11. doi:https://doi.org/10.22037/jrrh.v5i1.19077
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