Self-objectification at the workplace is the employees’ perception of being less human and more instrument-like. We explored whether perceived ethical climate – the shared perceptions of how the organization deals with ethical issues – represents an antecedent of self-objectification, in the light of the social identity approach. In a correlational study (N =239), we found that an ethical climate of collectivism and interdependence (i.e., friendship) reduced self-objectification, via higher levels of organizational identification; the opposite emerged with regards to an ethical climate of individualism and independence (i.e., self-interest). Results are discussed in terms of workers’ wellbeing and organizational policies.

Teresi, M., Ballone, C., Barattucci, M., Baldissarri, C., Andrighetto, L., & Pagliaro, S. (2022). Examining workers’ self-objectification through the lens of social identity: The role of ethical climate and organizational identification. PSICOLOGIA SOCIALE, 17(1), 93-102 [10.1482/103779].

Examining workers’ self-objectification through the lens of social identity: The role of ethical climate and organizational identification

Baldissarri C.;Andrighetto L.;
2022

Abstract

Self-objectification at the workplace is the employees’ perception of being less human and more instrument-like. We explored whether perceived ethical climate – the shared perceptions of how the organization deals with ethical issues – represents an antecedent of self-objectification, in the light of the social identity approach. In a correlational study (N =239), we found that an ethical climate of collectivism and interdependence (i.e., friendship) reduced self-objectification, via higher levels of organizational identification; the opposite emerged with regards to an ethical climate of individualism and independence (i.e., self-interest). Results are discussed in terms of workers’ wellbeing and organizational policies.
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ethical climate; organizational identification; self-objectification;
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Teresi, M., Ballone, C., Barattucci, M., Baldissarri, C., Andrighetto, L., & Pagliaro, S. (2022). Examining workers’ self-objectification through the lens of social identity: The role of ethical climate and organizational identification. PSICOLOGIA SOCIALE, 17(1), 93-102 [10.1482/103779].
Teresi, M; Ballone, C; Barattucci, M; Baldissarri, C; Andrighetto, L; Pagliaro, S
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