Consequences of concern: ethics, social responsibility, and well-being
Article first published online: 8 MAR 2012
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Business Ethics: A European Review
Volume 21, Issue 2, pages 209–219, April 2012
How to Cite
Promislo, M. D., Giacalone, R. A. and Welch, J. (2012), Consequences of concern: ethics, social responsibility, and well-being. Business Ethics: A European Review, 21: 209–219. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8608.2011.01648.x
- Issue published online: 8 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 8 MAR 2012
Prior research has studied the antecedents of beliefs regarding ethics and social responsibility (ESR). However, few studies have examined how individual well-being may be related to such beliefs. In this exploratory study, we assessed the relationship between perceived importance of ESR – both individually and of one's company – and indicators of physical and psychological well-being. Results demonstrated that perceived importance of ESR was associated with three aspects of well-being: exuberance for life, sleep problems, and job stress. The results are discussed in terms of future directions for research, and the need for a conceptual framework connecting individual and organizational perceptions of ESR and outcomes of well-being.