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dc.contributor.authorVanSandt, Craig V.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:15:47Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:15:47Z
dc.date.issued2001-08-20en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08292001-171322en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/28821
dc.description.abstractABSTRACT An Examination of the Relationship Between Ethical Work Climate and Moral Awareness by Craig V. VanSandt Jon M. Shepard, Chair This dissertation draws from the fields of history, sociology, psychology, moral philosophy, and organizational theory to establish a theoretical connection between a social/organizational influence (Ethical Work Climate) and an individual cognitive element of moral behavior (moral awareness). The research was designed to help fill a gap in the existing literature by providing empirical evidence of the connection between organizational influences and individual ethical choices, which has heretofore largely been merely assumed. Additional aspects of moral behavior beyond moral judgment, as suggested by the Four Component Model (Rest, 1994) were investigated. Extensively relying on the work of Victor and Cullen (1987, 1988), Rest (1979, 1986, 1994), and Blum (1991, 1994), seven hypotheses were formulated and tested to determine the nature of the direct relationship between the organizational level Ethical Work Climate and individual level moral awareness, and that relationship as moderated by four demographic and individual variables. Seven of the climate types identified by Cullen, Victor, and Bronson (1993) were replicated in the present study. All three of the hypotheses pertaining to the direct relationship between Ethical Work Climate and moral awareness were supported, as were three of the four hypotheses related to the moderating variables. These results provide evidence that Ethical Work Climate is a primary predictor of individual moral awareness, and that social influence often overrides the effects of individual differences is a work group setting. Implications for future research are provided.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectethical work climateen_US
dc.subjectorganization climateen_US
dc.subjectmoral awarenessen_US
dc.titleAn Examination of the Relationship Between Ethical Work Climate and Moral Awarenessen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentManagementen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineManagementen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairShepard, Jon M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberStephens, Carroll U.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberVictor, Barten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCoupey, Eloiseen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberChristman, John P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWokutch, Richard E.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08292001-171322/en_US
dc.date.sdate2001-08-29en_US
dc.date.rdate2002-09-21
dc.date.adate2001-09-21en_US


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