Impact of Emotional Intelligence, Ethical Climate, and Behavior of Peers on Ethical Behavior of Nurses

  • Satish P. DeshpandeEmail author
  • Jacob Joseph


This study examines factors impacting ethical behavior of 103 hospital nurses. The level of emotional intelligence and ethical behavior of peers had a significant impact on ethical behavior of nurses. Independence climate had a significant impact on ethical behavior of nurses. Other ethical climate types such as professional, caring, rules, instrumental, and efficiency did not impact ethical behavior of respondents. Implications of this study for researchers and practitioners are discussed.


hospitals ethical behavior nurses emotional intelligence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ManagementHaworth College of Business, Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooU.S.A.
  2. 2.School of ManagementUniversity of Alaska FairbanksFairbanksU.S.A.

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