Corporate Ethical Values and Altruism: The Mediating Role of Career Satisfaction

Sean Valentine, Lynn Godkin, Gary M. Fleischman, Roland E. Kidwell, Karen Page

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This study explores the ability of career satisfaction to mediate the relationship between corporate ethical values and altruism. Using a sample of individuals employed in a four-campus, regional health science center, it was determined that individual career satisfaction fully mediated the positive relationship between perceptions of corporate ethical values and self-reported altruism. The findings imply that companies dedicating attention to positive corporate ethical values can enhance employee attitudes and altruistic behaviors, especially when individuals experience a high degree of career satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-523
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • altruism
  • career satisfaction
  • citizenship
  • corporate ethical values


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