Factors Impacting Ethical Behavior in Hospitals

Journal of Business Ethics 69 (2):207-216 (2006)

Abstract
This study examines factors impacting ethical behavior of 203 hospital employees in Midwestern and Northwestern United States. Ethical behavior of peers had the most significant impact on ethical behavior. Ethical behavior of successful managers, professional education in ethics and sex of the respondents also significantly impacted ethical behavior. Nurses were significantly more ethical than other employees. Race of the respondent did not impact ethical behavior. Overclaiming scales indicated that social desirability bias did not significantly impact the results of our study. Implications of this study for researchers and practitioners are discussed.
Keywords hospitals  ethical behavior  nurses  overclaiming  ethical optimism
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10551-006-9086-5
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 43,694
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

View all 26 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

View all 17 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

How to Create the Ethical Consumer.Judith Schrempf & Guido Palazzo - 2011 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 22:532-543.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
81 ( #100,285 of 2,264,522 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #455,048 of 2,264,522 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature