Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 309–324 | Cite as

The Link Between Organizational Ethics and Job Satisfaction: A Study of Managers in Singapore

  • Hian Chye Koh
  • El'fred H. Y. Boo


Based on a survey of 237 managers in Singapore, three measures of organizational ethics (namely, top management support for ethical behavior, the organization's ethical climate, and the association between ethical behavior and career success) are found to be associated with job satisfaction. The link between organizational ethics and job satisfaction is argued from Viswesvaran et al.'s (1998) organizational justice and cognitive dissonance theories. The findings imply that organizational leaders can favorably influence organizational outcomes by engaging in, supporting and rewarding ethical behavior.

ethical climate ethical and career success organizational ethics and job satisfaction organizational outcomes top management support 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hian Chye Koh
    • 1
  • El'fred H. Y. Boo
    • 1
  1. 1.Nanyang Business School (1A-32)Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore

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