Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Dream Not! How Income and Career Aspiration Lead to Role Conflict in Islamic State Employees

Author(s): Djainuddin Maggasingang, Alim Syariati, Rizka Jafar, Atika Ahmad

In the Islamic developing countries, women have some attributes related to the social-religious constructions. This study discusses role conflict in working women in Islamic education agencies as it is still a present controversy. Specifically, this study addresses how even dreaming of securing certain income aspiration for women may lead to the role conflict or mediated by career aspiration. A quantitative-exploratory approach is selected with the investigation to 417 career women in multiple roles on an Islamic state university. A covariance-based structural equation modelling is employed with the support of the goodness of fit measure combined with the convergence and the discriminant validity in the composite confirmatory analysis. The findings reinforce all hypothesis that income aspiration causally impacts the career aspiration and finally the role conflict directly and indirectly. This study implies that Islamic working women are still having a social constrain to achieve a big 'dream' in the public occupation.

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