The Effect of Ethical Climate Perception on Employees Job Satisfaction: The Mediator Role of Burnout

Employees' perception that the organizational practices have ethical content will increase their job satisfaction and commitment to the organization by ensuring that employees trust the organization. In addition, it is thought that the burnout levels of the employees will decrease in an organizational culture where ethical practices are adopted. In this direction, it was predicted that ethical climate perceptions of employees will decrease burnout levels and will positively impact on job satisfaction. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between burnout, job satisfaction levels and ethical climate perceptions of health workers working in hospitals in Konya. In this study, a research was conducted based on the questionnaire method through simple random sampling. The sample of the study consists of 336 health care workers working in various positions in hospitals operating in Konya. In the study, the relationships between burnout, job satisfaction levels and ethical climate perceptions of health workers were analyzed using SPSS 23.0 program. Correlation and regression analyzes were used to determine the relationships between the variables of the study. As a result of the research, there is a statistically significant and negative relationship between ethical climate and burnout level. There is a statistically significant and positive relationship between ethical climate and job satisfaction. In this study, the mediating variable role of burnout in the effect of ethical climate on the job satisfaction levels of employees was investigated through SPSS Process Macro. The findings of the study indicated that employees' ethical perceptions has a both directly and indirectly affect the job satisfaction. Also, it was found that burnout has a partial mediating role in the indirect effect of employees' perception of ethical climate on job satisfaction.


ethical climate, burnout, job satisfaction.

Author : Mehtap ÖZTÜRK - Aykut BEDÜK - Kemalettin ERYEŞİL
Number of pages: 935-947
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Turkish Studies-Economics,Finance,Politics
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