The Influence of Personal and Organizational Factors on Ethical Decision Making Intentions among Managers

Zetty Zahureen Mohd Yusoff, Wan Anisabanum Salleh, Zainuddin Zakaria, Gopala Krishnan Sekharan Nair, Thenmolli Vadeveloo, Azyanee Luqman


Ethics is attracting increasing attention in management circles of both the public and private sector organizations.
This paper carries out an empirical study on how personal factors such as job satisfaction and organizational
commitment and organizational factors such as code of ethics and rewards will shape managers behavior and
subsequently influence their intentions pertaining to the making of ethical decisions. The primary data was
gathered from 42 private oil and gas companies in Terengganu by using questionnaires. This exploratory study
found that job satisfaction, organizational commitment, codes of ethics and rewards significantly influenced
ethical decision making of managers in oil and gas based companies. The findings support previous studies which reported that there is a positive link between ethical values and personal and organizational factors. Future
research should also take into account personal factors such as security of tenure when carrying out a similar

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