Moderating of Religiosity on Reward and Engagement: Empirical Study in Indonesia Public Service

  • SALEH, Choirul (Administration Science, Faculty of Administration Science, Universitas Brawijaya) ;
  • HAYAT, Hayat (Administration Science, Faculty of Administration Science, Universitas Brawijaya) ;
  • SUMARTONO, Sumartono (Administration Science, Faculty of Administration Science, Universitas Brawijaya) ;
  • PRATIWI, Ratih Nur (Administration Science, Faculty of Administration Science, Universitas Brawijaya)
  • Received : 2020.03.17
  • Accepted : 2020.05.07
  • Published : 2020.06.30


The study investigates the relationship and influence between religiosity, reward, and engagement in the public administration sector, both directly and causally via moderation. This study involved one hundred and twenty-three respondents in three local government organizations in Malang City, East Java Province, Indonesia, namely, the Malang City General Hospital, the Population and Civil Registry Office, and the Investment Office. The sampling method uses stratified random sampling from the total population of civil servants in Malang in the three institutions. The data analysis model of this study uses a quantitative approach with a unit of data analysis using the path analysis method. The analytical tools used are smart-PLS and SPSS. The results reveal that the direct combined effect of reward and religiosity has a positive and significant influence on the engagement. However, moderation between reward and commitment, which is bridged by religiosity, does not show positive and significant results. The non-positive relationship shown by testing moderation concludes that there is a separation of purpose between the portion of religiosity in the world of work, where religiosity in this study is only described as part of the concept of worship, and the relationship between the person and his God.


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