Explaining the Role of Spiritual Leadership in Envy Management of Faculty Members through the Role of Professional Mediator

Zarrin DaneshvarHeris, Reza YousefiSaidabadi, Kiumars Niazazari


Nowadays, professional development in organizations, particularly educational settings, has led to highest productivity, so that it is considered as one of the organizational empowerment competencies. The present study was conducted to explain the share of spiritual leadership in envy management of faculty members of Islamic Azad Universities of East Azerbaijan province through the role of professional mediator. 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 academic year of 2016-2017 and 316 subjects were selected by Cochran formula. The results showed that there is a positive and significant relationship between spiritual leadership and envy management of faculty members and professional development, so that in investigating the direct and indirect relationship between variables, spiritual management has been effective on organizational envy management. The proposed model enjoyed from good fitness. As a result, faculty members, with suitable professional development and the atmosphere of managers’ spiritual leadership can prevent envy and these goals will be achieved when the professional development of faculty members in avoiding envy is seriously considered.

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