Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse this repository, you give consent for essential cookies to be used. You can read more about our Privacy and Cookie Policy.


Durham Research Online
You are in:

On ethically solvent leaders : the roles of pride and moral identity in predicting leader ethical behavior.

Sanders, S. and Wisse, B. and Yperen, N.W.V. and Rus, D. (2018) 'On ethically solvent leaders : the roles of pride and moral identity in predicting leader ethical behavior.', Journal of business ethics., 150 (3). pp. 631-645.

Abstract

The popular media has repeatedly pointed to pride as one of the key factors motivating leaders to behave unethically. However, given the devastating consequences that leader unethical behavior may have, a more scientific account of the role of pride is warranted. The present study differentiates between authentic and hubristic pride and assesses its impact on leader ethical behavior, while taking into consideration the extent to which leaders find it important to their self-concept to be a moral person. In two experiments we found that with higher levels of moral identity, authentically proud leaders are more likely to engage in ethical behavior than hubristically proud leaders, and that this effect is mediated by leaders’ motivation to act selflessly. A field survey among organizational leaders corroborated that moral identity may bring the positive effect of authentic pride and the negative effect of hubristic pride on leader ethical behavior to the forefront.

Item Type:Article
Full text:(AM) Accepted Manuscript
Download PDF
(585Kb)
Full text:(VoR) Version of Record
Available under License - Creative Commons Attribution.
Download PDF (Advance online version)
(655Kb)
Full text:(VoR) Version of Record
Available under License - Creative Commons Attribution.
Download PDF (Final published version)
(649Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-016-3180-0
Publisher statement:© The Author(s) 2016 Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://​creativecommons.​org/​licenses/​by/​4.​0/​), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Record Created:13 Apr 2016 14:50
Last Modified:02 Jul 2018 11:51

Social bookmarking: del.icio.usConnoteaBibSonomyCiteULikeFacebookTwitterExport: EndNote, Zotero | BibTex
Look up in GoogleScholar | Find in a UK Library