Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Huhtala, Mari
Organisation JY
Project title Moral work identity: How ethical dilemmas at work and ethical organizational culture shape its development
Decision No. 294428
Decision date 29.04.2016
Funding period 01.09.2016 - 31.08.2019
Funding 253 460
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Project description
Despite the importance of understanding and preventing unethical behavior at work, there are still significant gaps in our knowledge of how the moral self and moral motivation operate in organizational contexts. This research conceptualizes and empirically tests a new concept of moral work identity as a part of the moral self, which includes personal moral values and the degree of self-awareness about them. Using a mixed method study design that combines qualitative interviews and longitudinal questionnaire-based datasets, it will investigate both the individual and organizational antecedents of moral work identity development among employees and managers. This research, carried out in the University of Jyväskylä, will provide results that are applicable in preventing unethical behavior and supporting personal moral agency at both the individual and organizational levels. More information about a related research project on ethics and well-being can be found at: