Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 70, Issue 4, pp 401–409 | Cite as

On the relationship of hope and gratitude to corporate social responsibility

  • Lynne M. AnderssonEmail author
  • Robert A. Giacalone
  • Carole L. Jurkiewicz


A longitudinal study of 308 white-collar U.S. employees revealed that feelings of hope and gratitude increase concern for corporate social responsibility (CSR). In particular, employees with stronger hope and gratitude were found to have a greater sense of responsibility toward employee and societal issues; interestingly, employee hope and gratitude did not affect sense of responsibility toward economic and safety/quality issues. These findings offer an extension of research by Giacalone, Paul, and Jurkiewicz (2005, Journal of Business Ethics, 58, 295-305).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynne M. Andersson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Robert A. Giacalone
    • 1
  • Carole L. Jurkiewicz
    • 2
  1. 1.Human Resource Management Department, Fox School of Business and ManagementTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Public Administration Institute, E. J. Ourso College of Business AdministrationLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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