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Value Assigned to Employees who Preserve the Social and Organizational Environment

Version 1 : Received: 2 December 2016 / Approved: 3 December 2016 / Online: 3 December 2016 (10:07:44 CET)

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Mazilescu, C.-A.; Gangloff, B. Value Assigned to Employees Who Preserve the Social and Organizational Environment. Sustainability 2017, 9, 170. Mazilescu, C.-A.; Gangloff, B. Value Assigned to Employees Who Preserve the Social and Organizational Environment. Sustainability 2017, 9, 170.

Journal reference: Sustainability 2017, 9, 170
DOI: 10.3390/su9020170

Abstract

In this study we were interested in the behaviors of individuals who preserve the social and organizational environment by ensuring sustainability. More specifically we are interested in allegiants behaviors. Numerous studies have highlighted the normative character of allegiance. To confer an object the status of social norm means to assign value (in terms of desirability and utility) to that object. Therefore we questioned the value attributed to allegiance. 170 employees were questioned on the desirability and utility they attribute to a future work colleague (future peer or future subordinate) starting from the answers the latter was supposed to have given to a questionnaire on allegiance. It was observed that desirability and utility make reference to two independent dimensions, utility being often more important. It was also noted there is greater severity assigned to endo-group targets (future peers) than to exo-group targets (future subordinates). Finally, it was noted there was not so much a valuation of allegiant targets, but rather a rejection of rebel targets, which raises the question of the bi-dimensionality of the valuation-devaluation process.

Subject Areas

allegiance norm; social desirability; social utility

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