Ethical work environment and career decisions: Is this relationship moderated by a position of power?

So Hee Jeon, Myungjung Kwon

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Abstract

Turnover is an important career decision that influences both individual employees and their organizations. While human resource management scholars have long sought to understand critical components of a workplace where employees want to stay, ethics has become a primary factor of interest in public sector turnover intention studies only in recent years. This article contributes to this growing line of research by investigating if and how ethical work environment influences public employees’ turnover intentions, and how this relationship is moderated by an employee’s position of power measured by supervisory status. The findings suggest that ethical work environment is a critical determinant of public employees’ turnover intentions and that supervisory status can moderate this relationship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-574
Number of pages18
JournalEthics and Behavior
Volume31
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Ethical work environment
  • U.S. federal government
  • exit strategies
  • position of power
  • turnover intention

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