Our research approaches meaningful work as an ethical phenomenon and examines a serial mediation model that delineates the ethical antecedents and outcomes of meaningful work. We propose that an ethical (independence and caring) climate fit can foster work meaningfulness. Meaningful work can instill in employees a sense of obligation (duty orientation) and ownership (moral ownership) toward the organization, which, in turn, promotes ethical behavior (ethical voice) and limits unethical behavior (unethical pro-organizational behavior and time theft). Across two studies based on four-wave data collected from Indian managerial employees, we found support for our predictions.
CO Author: Minseo Kim; Sanjay Kumar Singh
Journal: Journal of Business Research
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