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Influence of ethical ideology on job stress

Abstract

The relationship between ethical ideology and job stress appears to be complex. This study is based on a model presented by Forsyth (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 39:175, 1980), showing two dimensions (idealism and relativism) that play an important role in ethical evaluation and behavior. Based on a survey of 561 employees of hotel industry in India, ethical ideologies were found to be negatively associated with job stress. The data were analyzed using Pearson correlations and multiple regressions. The result showed that relativism is negatively correlated with job stress. Further, it has been established that idealism and relativism interacted in such a way that there is a negative relationship between idealism and job stress when relativism is low and positive relationship when relativism is high. The findings imply that ethical ideology adversely influences the job stress in the organization.

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Shukla, A., Srivastava, R. Influence of ethical ideology on job stress. Asian J Bus Ethics 6, 233–254 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13520-017-0075-9

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Keywords

  • Ethical ideology
  • Job stress
  • Idealism
  • Relativism
  • Hotel industry