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Relationship between the Islamic Work Ethic and the Love of Money


  • Faruk Kerem Senturk

    (Duzce University, Faculty of Business, Duzce, Turkey)

  • Mehmet Bayirli

    (Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University, Faculty of Business, Antalya, Turkey)


This study aims to determine the relationship between Islamic work ethics and the love of money, and was carried out with the participation of 500 tradesmen working in the Alanya district centre. It was determined from the research that there are positively significant correlations between the good, budget and power-success dimensions of the love of money and Islamic work ethic while no significant relationship was found with the evil dimension of the love of money. Furthermore, it was revealed that the perception of the Islamic work ethic changes according to marital status and the level of income. Key Words: Islamic Work Ethic, Money Ethic, Love of Money

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  • Faruk Kerem Senturk & Mehmet Bayirli, 2016. "Relationship between the Islamic Work Ethic and the Love of Money," International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), Center for the Strategic Studies in Business and Finance, vol. 5(3), pages 95-110, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:5:y:2016:i:3:p:95-110

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