Nonprofit organization employee perception of ethics program based on years of experience, position and gender

by Green, Martha A., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2013, 107 pages; 3594671


The Sarbanes-Oxley Act guides the ethical practices in the finance and governance policies of nonprofit organizations. However, despite the implementation of ethics programs, cases of unethical behaviors in nonprofit organizations remain. This study adopted a quantitative correlational research design to examine the demographic characteristics of employees of nonprofit organizations in New York City in relation to their perceptions regarding the ethics programs implemented within their organizations. Using the modified survey instrument of Havel (2008), the study generated 92 sample participants from 10 nonprofit organizations in New York City. The study found that respondents’ demographic characteristics had no significant relationship to their perception of quality in ethics programs. Neither years of experience, job position, nor gender had a direct relationship to participants’ views of the ethics programs in their organizations. The results of the study inform administrators and leaders in the design of ethics programs that are appropriate for nonprofit organizations.

AdviserRobert Hockin
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Labor relations
Publication Number3594671

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