Locked Up: Exploring the Complex Nature of Conflicting Values Systems and Their Effects on Work Attitudes

Values are individuals’ enduring perspectives on what is fundamentally right or wrong (Rokeach, 1973). These perspectives affect how people interpret their surroundings and interactions with others; individuals act in accordance with, and judge others’ behavior by, what they believe is right (Bandura, 1991). Values have been studied extensively in the organizational literature, focusing on how individuals’ values (such as honesty or achievement) affect their job attitudes (such as organizational commitment and job satisfaction; Ravlin & Meglino, 1987)…

Author: DeCelles, Katherine A.

Source: University of Maryland

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