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Winter 2-8-2018


This research was built on the previous research titled “The Mediating Role of Work Values in the Relationship between Islamic Religiosity and Job Performance: Empirical Evidence from Egyptian Public Health Sector” (2017) and continued to examine work values differences based on gender and generation. A quota sampling procedure was used to survey (400) participants in (10) public Egyptian hospitals. The positive response rate of the target population was (83.75%). Work values were measured using Lyon Work Values Survey (LWVS) revised 25-item scale to assess four types of work values, namely, instrumental values, cognitive values, social/altruistic values, and prestige values. It also ranked the importance of each of these 25-items according to gender and age. A confirmatory factor analysis, using AMOS 20, was conducted to confirm the factor structure of the used scale on the target population. The Findings revealed that there exists a similarity on the high importance of instrumental work values to both males and females, in all age groups. Dissimilarities are more apparent among other types of work values based on gender and generations. These results suggested that understanding work values differences based on these two demographic factors have a significant impact on the improvement of human resources practices and the development of management theory.


Received: January 17, 2018 Accepted: February 1, 2018 Online Published: February 8, 2018

doi:10.5430/ijba.v9n2p URL: