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The influence of organizational expectations on ethical decision making conflict
Journal of Business Ethics
  • Randi L. Sims, Huizenga College of Business, Nova Southeastern University
  • T. L. Keon
Document Type
Article
Date
1-1-2000
ISSN or ISBN
0167-4544
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
1
Description
This study considers the ethical decision making of individual employees and the influence their perception of organizational expectations has on employee feelings about the decision making process. A self-administered questionnaire design was used for gathering data in this study, with a sample size of 245 full-time employees. The match between the ethical alternative chosen by the respondent and that alternative perceived to be encouraged by his/her organization was found to be significantly related to both feelings of discomfort and feelings of intrapersonal role conflict. Implications for these findings are discussed.
Citation Information
Randi L. Sims and T. L. Keon. "The influence of organizational expectations on ethical decision making conflict" Journal of Business Ethics Vol. 23 Iss. 2 (2000) p. 219 - 228
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/randi-sims/71/