Session

Management, Business, and Economics

Description

This study investigates the impact of self-esteem, virtuousness and work values on ethical behaviors. In literature, studies suggest that individual and organizational factors as an important determinant or precursor of ethical behaviors. However, there has been relatively little substantive research focusing on these issues. In this respect, significant findings have been collected as a result of a research conducted on 174 employees of ten hotel enterprises in Turkey. Based on the findings, significant relationships have been observed among self-esteem, virtuousness, work values and ethical behaviors. Accordingly, one of the dimensions of virtuousness and self-esteem affect ethical behaviors positively. Moreover, dimensions of work values such as influence and advancement, working relationships and financial & working conditions are found out to have effect on ethical behaviors.

Keywords:

Ethical behaviors, work values, self-esteem, virtuousness

Session Chair

Pelin Kanten

Session Co-Chair

Nehat Ramadani

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-25-7

First Page

57

Last Page

69

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

2-11-2013 9:20 AM

End Date

2-11-2013 9:30 AM

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Business Commons

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The Effects of Self-Esteem, Virtuousness and Work Values on the Ethical Behaviors: An Empirical Study in the Hotel Industry

Durres, Albania

This study investigates the impact of self-esteem, virtuousness and work values on ethical behaviors. In literature, studies suggest that individual and organizational factors as an important determinant or precursor of ethical behaviors. However, there has been relatively little substantive research focusing on these issues. In this respect, significant findings have been collected as a result of a research conducted on 174 employees of ten hotel enterprises in Turkey. Based on the findings, significant relationships have been observed among self-esteem, virtuousness, work values and ethical behaviors. Accordingly, one of the dimensions of virtuousness and self-esteem affect ethical behaviors positively. Moreover, dimensions of work values such as influence and advancement, working relationships and financial & working conditions are found out to have effect on ethical behaviors.