Workplace Spirituality, Ethical Behavior and Ethical Climate in Nursing Profession
Yumna Ali, Syeda Salma Hasan
Aim: To measure workplace spirituality, ethical behavior and ethical climate in nursing profession
Study Design: Purposive sampling
Methods: Sample of 200 nurses drawn from public and private hospitals. Workplace spirituality by Petchsawnga and Duchon (2009), Ethical behaviour is by Newstrom and Ruch (1975) and Ethical climate is by Victor and Cullen (1993) were used for measuring these constructs
RESULTS: The findings indicated that a significant that a positive relationship exists between workplace spirituality and ethical climate. However, no significant relationship between workplace spirituality and ethical behavior was found. The study also investigated the impact of experience and income on workplace spirituality, ethical climate and ethical behavior and results showed no impact of experience on these three constructs; however only income showed the main effect on workplace spirituality, ethical climate and ethical behavior. The study has wide implications for health.
Conclusions: Workplace spirituality has a significant and positive relation with ethical climate of organizations. Workplace spirituality also predicts ethical climate. It can be concluded that workplace spirituality contributes to team interest, codes of ethics, following SOPs while having benevolent interests. The income diversity of nurses also shows that lower level of nurses’ income manifests in greater workplace spirituality and helps to main the ethical climate of organization.
Keywords: Workplace spirituality, ethical behavior, ethical climate, nursing