The Impact of Ethical Work Climate on Work Alienation Feelings (An Empirical Study of the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research)

Suzan S. Darwazeh, Dema Sh. Alkawasmi


The aim of this study was to identify the degree of impact of Ethical Climate (Individual and Organizational dimensions) on Work Alienation Feelings (Pessimism, Powerlessness, Isolation and Dissatisfaction) at Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research in Jordan which has staff of around (200) employees.The applied methodology is analytical and descriptive one, it uses both theoretical and field approaches.
The major findings of the study were as follows:
• High perceptions of the respondents regarding the existence of ethical climate within the ministry However their perceptions regarding work alienation is considered to be at average i.e. moderate level.
• The study showed a significant statistical impact of ethical work climate for both dimensions (individual and organizational) on work alienation at the Ministry. Furthermore , it showed that there was a statistical significant impact of the ethical individual side on work alienation and that there is no a statistical impact of organizational ethical side on the work alienation.
Accordingly, the study highly recommended for the Ministry to pay more attention for work environment, Human Recourses incentive schemes, job security and building attractive organizational culture that strives for employees self belonging and loyalty .


Ethical Work Climate (WEC), Work Alienation, Ministry of Education & Scientific Research, Jordan.

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