Jaramillo, Fernando; Mulki, Jay Prakash; Solomon, Paul
June 2006
Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management;Summer2006, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p271
Academic Journal
This study builds on previous research to investigate the effects of ethical climate on salesperson's role stress, job attitudes, turnover intention, and job performance. Responses from 138 salespeople who work for a large retailer selling high-end consumer durables at 68 stores in 16 states were used to examine the process through which ethical climate affects organizational variables. This is the first study offering empirical evidence that both job stress and job attitudes are the mechanisms through which a high ethical climate leads to lower turnover intention and higher job performance. Results indicate that ethical climate results in lower role conflict and role ambiguity and higher satisfaction, which, in turn, leads to lower turnover intention and organizational commitment. Also, findings indicate that organizational commitment is a significant predictor of job performance.


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