Representation of the Behavioral Indicators of Trust in God and Assessment of Their Relevance to Managers’ Decision making


1 PhD candidate at business administration, Allameh Tabatabei University

2 Full professor at Firdausi University of Mashhad

3 Member of the Center for Islamic Studies, Firdausi University of Mashhad


This research is aimed at identifying the behavioral indicators of trust in God and their relevance to the most dominant method of decision making of managers. The indicators of trust in God were identifies by interviewing ten scholars of the Islamic management through snowball style. Delphi method was also applied in order to confirm the findings of the interviews and the attitudinal and behavioral nature. 13 behavioral indicators were identified for trust in God. Then, the amount of trust in God by cultural organizations managers of Mashhad were measured by interviews and questionnaires. The results indicated that the quantitative level of trust in God was high. Trust in God and the ritual decision making, the most dominant methods, are directly and significantly related.


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