Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 104, Issue 4, pp 537–543 | Cite as

The Impact of Ethical Behavior and Facets of Job Satisfaction on Organizational Commitment of Chinese Employees

  • Weihui Fu
  • Satish P. DeshpandeEmail author
  • Xiao Zhao


This study examines factors impacting organizational commitment of 214 employees working at a Chinese state-owned steel company. Ethical behavior of peers and ethical behavior of successful managers had a significant impact on organizational commitment. The four facets of job satisfaction (pay, coworker, supervision, and work itself) had a significant impact on organizational commitment. Respondent’s age also significantly impacted organizational commitment. Perceptions of ethical behavior of successful managers, satisfaction with work, and gender were significantly correlated with social desirability bias.


China Ethical behavior Job satisfaction Organizational commitment Steel company 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Economics and Management University of Science & Technology BeijingBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Management Haworth College of Business, Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

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