Effect of Culture and Organizational Climate on Work Ethics: the Islamic Perspective


  • Sa’adatu Balarabe Adam National Open University of Nigeria
  • Mustapha Sidi Attahiru Usman Danfodio University Sokoto;
  • Johnson I. Okoh National Open University of Nigeria




Culture, Organizational climate, Islamic Work ethics


This study determines the relationship between organizational climate, culture and Islamic work ethics in the Northern Nigerian setting with the aim to provide a proposed model for the country, since most of the existing literature on work ethics is derived from non-Islamic perspectives. There has been a scarcity of literature, which propose evidence on the way work ethics is to be applied in our society. In Nigeria, the period of the Sokoto caliphate witnessed by Islamic sharia indicates the presence of Islamic work ethics. However, after the Nigerian independence and with the formation of Nigerian constitution, work ethics based on Islamic sharia was abolished, and that led to the practice of unethical behaviors evident in all sectors of the region’s development. Therefore, this study aimed at ascertaining the effect of both culture and organizational climate on the work ethics of organizational employees. It is hoped that the practice of work ethics would be based on Islamic perspective. It tried to provide a model that could be useful for work ethics in the Northern region as well as other states of Nigeria.


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How to Cite

Sa’adatu Balarabe Adam, Mustapha Sidi Attahiru, & Johnson I. Okoh. (2021). Effect of Culture and Organizational Climate on Work Ethics: the Islamic Perspective. UMYU Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, 2(1), 102–113. https://doi.org/10.61143/umyu-jafr.2(1)2021.008