On the Intermediary Effect of Organizational Policy: The Effect of Perceived Ethical Climate on Corruption Behavior of Teachers

Fatmanur Özen

Abstract


Employees want to benefit from more sources of the organization to achieve their own goals in the direction of individual desires, which made them rivals in the sharing of income, responsibility, and promotion regarding the organization; thus, in organizations, political processes began to appear. Perceptions of what is considered ethically correct and how ethical issues are addressed within an organization constitutes the ethical climate of the organization. According to social psychology, behaviors of the individual are the function of the psychological environment perceived by the individual in which he or she is living or working. In that case, positively or negatively perceived organizational ethical climate has the possibility of reducing or increasing unethical behavior under the influence of organizational policy perception. In other words, corruption behavior, which means an employee's using public resources or power for his/her own interests, is likely to be affected both by organizational ethical climate and organizational policy perceptions. To examine these effects relational type path analysis used. The data were collected with "Organizational: Policy Perception, Ethical Climate, and Corruption" scales. Although the results of the research did not confirm the model established to determine the effect of ethical climate on teachers' corruption behavior under the intermediary influence of organizational policy; the ethical climate perceived as socially responsible and ruled are determined to have the effect of reducing the corruption behavior, while the attitude of superordinate and workmates of organizational policy perception have an increasing effect on the corruption behavior of teachers.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v6i8.3238

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