Importance of CSR to create higher work ethics A case study of employees' work ethic as a result of their perceptions about CSR activities
Past research indicated a gap in the literature about CSR perception by employees and their work ethic. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between CSR perception by employees and their work ethic using a short form of the multidimensional work ethic profile and the Perceived CSR scale. The data that is used is collected through a survey which resulted in a sample size of N = 144. Based on the results of a multivariate analysis of covariance, the overall effect showed a significant strong relationship between CSR perception by employees and their work ethic. Thus, it was concluded that when organizations implement CSR activities, this has a strong effect on employees’ work ethic. However, when the dimensions of work ethic were zoomed in, CSR perception by employees does not have a significant effect on all dimensions of work ethic. The CSR perception by employees does affect the centrality of work, self-reliance, hard work, delay in gratification, and wasting time. Only not on leisure time and morality/ethics. Future research should examine the relationship in a different context to see if the relationship is still there.
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