Title: The perception of faculty members to organisational virtuousness in the university setting: the case for Jordan
Authors: Samer Khasawneh; Mahmoud K. Al-Jaradat; Salah Hailat; Omar Bataineh
Addresses: Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan ' Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan ' Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan ' Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan
Abstract: The present study aimed at investigating the level of organisational virtuousness among a sample of 161 faculty members employed by one public university in Jordan. The organisational virtuousness scale (OVS) developed by Cameron et al. in 2004 was the instrument used in this study, which is composed of five components (optimism, trust, compassion, integrity and forgiveness). The results of the study indicated, based on exploratory factor analysis, that the OVS is composed of two factors (integrity-based forgiveness and optimism-based drivers) in the Jordanian culture. Moreover, the results of the study indicated that faculty members exhibited high levels of organisational virtuousness for both factors. Further, results indicated that gender, college, rank and experience had no impact on level of organisational virtuousness. The study provided a number of recommendations for researchers and practitioners.
Keywords: organisational virtuousness; university setting; Jordan.
International Journal of Management in Education, 2020 Vol.14 No.1, pp.18 - 35
Received: 18 Sep 2018
Accepted: 05 Jan 2019
Published online: 17 Oct 2019 *