The Impact of Ethical Climate on Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Commitment Among Christian Healthcare Providers

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Winter 2016


Perceived ethics climate, Corporate social responsibility, Organizational commitment


The purpose of this Structural Equation Model (SEM) analysis is to examine how the Christian hospitals' internal organizational ethical climates impact employees' shareholder and stakeholder views of corporate social responsibility, which can then enhance their Organizational Commitments. The results showed that full-time employees of the Metroplex Adventist Hospital and Central Texas Medical Center perceived high level of Christian hospitals' ethical climates in three dimensions: Benevolent, Principled, and Egoistic (mission driven), which are positively and highly conducive to the broader Stakeholder view of Corporate Social Responsibility and contradictory to the narrower self-centered Shareholder (CSR) view. The support of broader Stakeholder view and opposition of shareholder view resulted in a strong organizational ethical climate, which are significantly correlated with direct and indirect effects on the high level of organizational commitment among these two Christian hospitals. Some of the most significant demographic variables to affect the perceived ethical climate, social responsibility views and organizational commitment levels include years of service, income, race, gender and age. In terms of organizational commitment, the findings showed that there are no racial differences in making strong commitment toward the Christian hospitals.

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International Journal of Business and Public Administration





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School of Business Administration

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