Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 365–371

Job Satisfaction as a Function of Top Management Support for Ethical Behavior: A Study of Indian Managers

  • Chockalingam Viswesvaran
  • Satish P. Deshpande
  • Jacob Joseph

DOI: 10.1023/A:1017956516324

Cite this article as:
Viswesvaran, C., Deshpande, S.P. & Joseph, J. Journal of Business Ethics (1998) 17: 365. doi:10.1023/A:1017956516324


Based on organizational justice theories and cognitive dissonance theories, the authors hypothesized that: (a) perceived top management support for ethical behaviors will be positively correlated with all facets of job satisfaction (supervision, pay, promotion, work, co-workers, and overall); and (b) the correlation will be highest with the facet of supervision. Empirical results (n = 77 middle level managers from two organizations in South India) supported only the second hypothesis. Implications for managing a global workforce are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chockalingam Viswesvaran
  • Satish P. Deshpande
  • Jacob Joseph

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