Title: The effect of perceptions of ethical context on job satisfaction with emphasis on work values: the case of female staff at an Iranian university

Authors: Mohammadreza Ahanchian; Seyedeh Fatemeh Ghasempour Ganji

Addresses: Faculty of Education and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran ' Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

Abstract: In developing countries, along with increasing the role of women in various occupations, it seems necessary to focus more on factors that may affect female job satisfaction. This research aimed to investigate the effect of perception of ethical context (PEC) on job satisfaction, in a state university in northeast Iran, as well as examine the moderating role of employee work values. A sample of 210 respondents was selected by conducting simple random sampling techniques and using the Morgan table. Gathered data was analysed with statistical techniques such as mean test, confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modelling in Warp PLS. Results indicated that PEC effects job satisfaction (β = .56). Furthermore, the moderating role of work values (β = .44) was confirmed. The relationship value and reward value had high significant effect on the relationship between ethics and job satisfaction.

Keywords: perception of ethical context; PEC; job satisfaction; work values; position values; relationship values; reward values; task values; gender; Iranian university; Iran.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2017.10007609

International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2017 Vol.8 No.2, pp.118 - 130

Received: 14 Apr 2016
Accepted: 03 Apr 2017

Published online: 04 Sep 2017 *

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