An adapted measure of ethical climate in organisations – a South African study

Anton Grobler

Abstract


A study was conducted to analyse the ethical climate typology of the Ethical Climate Questionnaire empirically, in order to develop a unique South African typology. This typology was tested for the equivalence of the construct between the private and public sector. A three ethical climate type solution was found (in contrast with the initial nine, and later five type typology). The results suggest that the construct is equivalent for both the private and public sectors. The findings could be used as a foundation for future studies, as well as for ethical climate measurement within the South African context.


Keywords


Ethical climate; Ethical Climate Questionnaire (ECQ); measurement ethical climate; Victor and Cullen’s ethical climate typology; locus of analysis; ethical criteria; management of ethics.

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