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Raja Mayang Delima Mohd Beta
Kalsom Ali


Job Burnout, Perceived Organizational Support, Islamic Religiosity, Innovative Work Behavior.


The days when academics were regarded as a low-stress working environment were over. Because of the reshaping of academics' work, multiple roles have emerged, and the academics must take steps for the changing situations in their academics' practices.  When academics do not experience a sense of well-being at work and feel the lack of competencies, this may lead academics to experience a high level of burnout or even leave the teaching professions.

Therefore, this study will be conducted to examine the burnout characteristics of academics in research universities in Malaysia towards their innovative work behavior in teaching, research and service activities. With the high demand of producing specific research outputs put the academics under pressure to cope with their teaching responsibilities and other managerial and administrative responsibilities. 

This study will also examine the moderating effects of Islamic religiosity on the relationship between job burnout, perceived organizational support and innovative work behavior among academics in Malaysian Research Universities. Three hundred and sixty-four (364) Muslim academics from four Malaysian Research Universities located in Klang Valley will be sampled. Data will be collected via questionnaires, and the study will be using SPSS and AMOS, an approach of structural equation modeling to examine the survey data. 

Thus, the findings will be expected to show that the effect of job burnout and perceived organizational support on innovative work behavior is significant for academics and that Islamic religiosity of academics contributed to alleviating job burnout and enhancing positive, innovative work behavior. 

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