How Moral Identity Influences Leadership Ethics: A Historical Case Study

Reference:

Nunn, S. G., & Avella, J. T. (2016, March 18). How moral identity influences leadership ethics: A historical case study. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture, 6(3), 40–59. doi:10.1002/jpoc.21200

Abstract: 

This historical case study of U. S. Presidents Kennedy and Nixon explored how individual moral identity can influence leadership ethics in decision making. The study examined how four key influences of education, family, peers, and religion could affect a leader's ability to make ethical or unethical decisions. Data analysis determined emergent themes from these influences to establish positive or negative moral identity development. Study results contributed to the literature by demonstrating how moral identity influences that emphasize societal welfare versus a self-focus can affect a leader's ability to make ethical or unethical decisions.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
Sandra G. Nunn
John T. Avella
Year of Publication: 
2016
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture
Volume: 
6
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
40-59
Publisher: 
Wiley
Date Published: 
Friday, March 18, 2016
Publication Language: 
English
DOI: 
DOI: 10.1002/jpoc.21200
Editors: 
Ken Sherman
Boyer's Domain: 
Associated Awards: 
Excellence in Publishing Award

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