Keywords : Professional ethics

An investigation into the impact of ethics on reinforcing organizational citizenship behavior in arts and cultural clubs of the mosques in Esfahan

Razieh Fayyaz; Maryam Azizinia

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2016, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 208-217
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2016.60397

Organizational citizenship behavior is sort of ethical behavior, which is considered as an inevitable necessity for effective organizational performance. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of ethics on reinforcing organizational citizenship behavior. The study is an applied research adopting a survey design. The statistical population included 300 managers of arts and cultural clubs of the mosques in Esfahan in 2014-15. As statistical sample, 150 managers were selected by means of Cochran’s formula. The data collection tool was a researcher-made questionnaire (Cronbach’s Alpha= 0.83).  The content validity of questionnaire was confirmed by experts and professors. The results indicated that from the viewpoint of respondents, the impact of organizational ethics on citizenship behavior is above average. Therefore, according to the results of statistical analyses, all the hypotheses of this research are confirmed and paying attention to ethical issues can improve the performance of the organization. Moreover, organizations’ adherence to ethics has a positive impact on different dimensions of organizational citizenship behavior.


Davoud Abdollahi?; Aliathar Ghaffari?; Seyed Hassan Tayyar

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2012, Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 60-72
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2012.60455

Professional ethics is a factor that under influence of external factors and with the help of individual conscience
causes adherence (Dos and Donts) in a person. As Professional ethics beproperly guided and strengthened by
social or environmental elements, consequently, its effects will appear on the output or final product in a
desirable way. This study examines the so cialinfluencing factors on the individual’s level of professional ethics
in the workplace. Datagathering tool is questionnaire; Type of research is causal comparative and the research
sample is consisted of 400 workers in the industrial zones Number One and Number Two of Ardabil. There
search instrument was researcher made questionnaire (including 78 questions), interview and also observation.
Findings show that socio-cultural factors primarily and individual-personality factors in second, affect the
person’s work ethics. In addition, Social factors such as intimaterelationships, Gender, education and skills,
income, religious beliefs and job stability, has apositive impact on a persons work ethics.