The Ethical Climate and Context of Organizations: A Comprehensive Model
Abbreviated Journal Title
ethics; ethical context; ethical climate; affective tone; moral emotion; ethical efficacy; ethical behavior; SOCIAL COGNITIVE THEORY; MORAL JUDGMENT; SELF-ESTEEM; DECISION-MAKING; WORK; EMOTIONS; BEHAVIOR; EMPATHY; IMPACT; CONFLICT; Management
Traditional approaches to understanding the ethical context of organizations often focus on ethical work climate, which 1 reflects the collective moral reasoning of organization members. However, such approaches overlook other components of the ethical environment that may influence how ethical judgments translate to ethical behavior. This study extends our understanding of the ethical context of organizations by considering how three distinct aspects of that context collective moral reasoning (ethical climate), collective moral emotion, and collective ethical efficacy interact to influence ethical behavior. Results from 117 work units support our hypotheses. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.
"The Ethical Climate and Context of Organizations: A Comprehensive Model" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 2240.