Corporate Ethical Values, Group Creativity, Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention: The Impact of Work Context on Work Response

Posted: 23 Dec 2015

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Sean Valentine

University of North Dakota - College of Business & Public Administration

Lynn Godkin

Independent

Gary Fleischman

Texas Tech University

Roland E. Kidwell

Niagara University

Date Written: December 21, 2011

Abstract

Corporate culture strengthened by ethical values and other positive business practices likely yields more favorable employee work responses. Thus, the purpose of this study was to assess the degree to which perceived corporate ethical values work in concert with group creativity to influence both job satisfaction and turnover intention. Using a self-report questionnaire, information was collected from 781 healthcare and administrative employees working at a multi-campus education-based healthcare organization. Additional survey data was collected from a comparative convenience sample of 127 sales and marketing employees working for a variety of firms operating in the south-central United States. The results indicated that group creativity and corporate ethical values were positively related, and that both variables were associated with increased job satisfaction. Conversely, corporate ethical values and job satisfaction were associated with decreased turnover intention. Sales managers should create work cultures that precipitate increased ethical values and group creativity, and suggestions about how they may institutionalize these factors are provided.

Suggested Citation

Valentine, Sean and Godkin, Lynn and Fleischman, Gary and Kidwell, Roland E., Corporate Ethical Values, Group Creativity, Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention: The Impact of Work Context on Work Response (December 21, 2011). Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 98, 2011: 353-372. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2706832

Sean Valentine (Contact Author)

University of North Dakota - College of Business & Public Administration ( email )

Grand Forks, ND 58105
United States

Lynn Godkin

Independent ( email )

Gary Fleischman

Texas Tech University ( email )

2500 Broadway
Lubbock, TX 79409
United States

Roland E. Kidwell

Niagara University ( email )

Niagara University, NY 14109
United States

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