The Effect of Perceived Spiritual Leadership on Envy Management of Faculty Members through the Role of Professional Development Mediation and Job Satisfaction

  •  Zarin Haris    
  •  Reza Saidabadi    
  •  Kiumars Niazazari    


Purpose: the present study aimed to investigate the effect of perceived spiritual leadership on envy management of faculty members of Islamic Azad Universities of East Azerbaijan province through the role of professional development mediation and job satisfaction.

Methodology: this study was a descriptive and correlational study that was conducted using structural equation modeling. The sample of this study consisted of all faculty members, with the rank of assistant professor or higher, in the academic year of 2014-2015. In qualitative stage, 20 individuals were selected to design the primary model and questionnaire and to model the sample; some 316 faculty members were used.

Findings: the results of this study indicated that there is a significant and positive relationship between the variables so that in investigating the direct and indirect relationship, the effect of perceived leadership on envy management was not directly significant. But through professional development mediation and job satisfaction of faculty members, the spiritual management was effective in organizational jealousy management. Also, the model enjoys from the goodness of fit.

Conclusion: According to the results, it was concluded that through providing the context for spiritual leadership and envy management, creating professional development and job satisfaction, the university administrators could prepare faculty members for more effective roles away from envy and towards educational, research and service efficiencies.

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