Next Article in Journal
The Extent and Implications of the Microclimatic Conditions in the Urban Environment: A Vienna Case Study
Next Article in Special Issue
Consumer Empowerment in the Digital Economy: Availing Sustainable Purchasing Decisions
Previous Article in Journal
Industrial Symbiosis, Networking and Innovation: The Potential Role of Innovation Poles
Previous Article in Special Issue
Scale-Free Relationships between Social and Landscape Factors in Urban Systems
Article Menu
Issue 2 (February) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sustainability 2017, 9(2), 170; doi:10.3390/su9020170

Value Assigned to Employees Who Preserve the Social and Organizational Environment

1
Teacher Training Department, Politehnica University Timisoara, Timișoara 300006, Romania
2
Laboratoire Parisien de Psychologie Sociale (LAPPS), Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Nanterre 92000, France
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Giuseppe T. Cirella
Received: 2 December 2016 / Revised: 20 January 2017 / Accepted: 21 January 2017 / Published: 25 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Multi-disciplinary Sustainability Research)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [856 KB, uploaded 25 January 2017]   |  

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 allegiant behaviors. Numerous studies have highlighted the normative character of allegiance. Therefore, we questioned the value attributed to allegiance. We questioned 170 employees on social values that they attribute in terms of desirability and utility to a future colleague (subordinate or peer) starting from the responses that these future colleagues were supposed to have submitted to an allegiance questionnaire. 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 that 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. View Full-Text
Keywords: allegiance norm; social desirability; social utility allegiance norm; social desirability; social utility
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

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

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top