Role Stress as a Mediator in the Relationship of Ethical Climate with Psychological Well-Being and Turnover Intention

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Department of Psychology Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz

Abstract

This study tested the relationship of ethical climate with psychological well-being and turnover intention considering the mediating role of role stress (role conflict and role ambiguity). Data were gathered from 230 employees of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) who were selected by the stratified random sampling method. The instruments used in this study were Ethical Climate Scale, Psychological Well-being Questionnaire, Turnover Intention Questionnaire, and Role Stress Questionnaire. Structural equation modeling (SEM) through AMOS-18 and SPSS-20 was used for data analysis. The results indicated that the proposed model fit the data properly. Findings also supported the positive relationship of ethical climate with psychological well-being and the negative relationship of ethical climate with turnover intention. The mediating role of the role stress in these relationships was confirmed.

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