Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 16, Issue 16, pp 1705–1716 | Cite as

An Empirical Examination of the Relationship Between Ethical Climate and Ethical Behavior from Multiple Levels of Analysis

  • James C. Wimbush
  • Jon M. Shepard
  • Steven E. Markham


Victor and Cullen (1988) identified several dimensions of ethical climate that exist in organizations and organizational subunits. We tested the relationship between these dimensions of ethical climate and ethical behavior at different levels of analysis. Using Within and Between Analysis (WABA) (cf. Dansereau, Alutto and Yammarino, 1984), partial support was found for a relationship between dimensions of ethical climate and ethical behavior.


Economic Growth Multiple Level Ethical Behavior Partial Support Ethical Climate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James C. Wimbush
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jon M. Shepard
    • 1
    • 2
  • Steven E. Markham
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management, Graduate School of BusinessIndiana UniversityBloomingtonU.S.A.
  2. 2.Department of Management, The R.B. Pamplin College of BusinessVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgU.S.A

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