, Volume 13, Issue 12, pp 939-947

The influence of ethical fit on employee satisfaction, commitment and turnover

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Abstract

This study examines the influence of ethical fit on employee attitudes and intentions to turnover. The results of this investigation provides support for the conjecture that ethical work climate is an important variable in the study of person-organization fit. Ethical fit was found to be significantly related to turnover intentions, continuance commitment, and affective commitment, but not to job satisfaction. Results are discussed in regard to some of the affective and cognitive distinctions among satisfaction, commitment, and behavioral intentions.

Randi L. Sims is an Assistant Professor at Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her research interests include Ethical Decision Making, Business Ethics, and Academic Dishonesty. Dr. Sims has published in theJournal of Education for Business and Educational and Psychological Measurement.
K. Galen Kroeck is an Associate Professor of Management at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Dr. Kroeck, an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, is the Director of Doctoral Studies in the College of Business Administration and Chairman of the Florida International University Research Council. He has published in numerous magazines and journals, such as theJournal of Management and theJournal of Applied Psychology, and has two current textbooks in the field of Human Resource Management.