Ethno-religious groups work values and ethics: the case of Jews, Muslims and Christians in Israel

Author: Moshe Sharabi

Publisher/Publication: International Review of Sociology

Volume/Issue: 28(1)

DOI/ISBN: 10.1080/03906701.2017.1385226

This study examines the similarities and the differences in work ethics among Jews and Arabs—both Muslim and Christians—in Israel. The author conducted MOW (Meaning of Work) questionnaires that addressed the economic orientation, entitlement norms, obligation norms, interpersonal relations orientation, intrinsic orientation and work centrality on 898 Jews, 215 Muslims and 103 Christians. The main findings of the research demonstrate that the major differences found among the three groups are affected more due to the differences in cultural rather than demographic factors.