Correlation between Development of Ethical Behavior and its Consequences in Workplace Environment, and Organizational Health

Farshideh Zameni



Background and Aim: This research has been done with the purpose of determining correlation between development of ethical behavior and its consequences in work place environment, and the health of organization.

Materials and Methods: This research is theoretically correlative descriptive and benefits a practical purpose. The research population included 5083 people from the staff of Azad and state universities in Mazandaran, among them based on Kerjecy and Morgan table via simple random sampling 346 people were selected as the sample of research. The instruments included two questionnaires, a standard health of organization questionnaire with 21 questions and a researcher-made questionnaire of development of ethical behavior in work place environment with 35 questions which by applying preliminary design on a sample of 30 people the reliability was reported 0.94. The data were analyzed descriptively and inferentially by using mean, standard deviation, Pearson correlation coefficient, fisher and Regression statistic.

Ethical Considerations: Before the distribution of the questionnaires, objectives and method of implementation of the study were explained to the participants. In addition, written informed consents were obtained from the subjects prior to the study, and they were assured of the confidentiality terms regarding their personal information. The participants were also allowed to withdraw from the study at any time.

Findings: The results show a linear relationship between teaching ethical principles, selection of the staff with ethical potentiality, propagation of ethical rules and codes, degree of managers’ commitment to ethical standards, and eventually development of ethical behavior and the health of the organization.

Conclusion: Considering the results and in order to have a healthy organization founded on a healthy basis it is recommended that officials and authorities at high levels of organizational hierarchy have a special attitude towards selecting managers with good ethical manners, and diligently try to adopt policies to draft an ethical charter in the organization.

Citation: Zameni F. Correlation Between Development of Ethical Behavior and Its Consequences in Workplace Environment, and Organizational Health. Bioeth Health Law J. 2017; 1(3):31-34.



Ethical Behavior; Organizational Health; Ethical Codes; Development; Work Place Environment

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