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Volume :28 Issue : 1 2021      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Effect of Employee Gender on Ethical Standards in Kuwaiti Business Environment

Auther : Awad M. Al-Zufairi

Purpose: This study examines the differences between male and female Kuwaiti employees with regard to their ethical standards utilizing (Miller et al., 2002) MWEP questionnaire.
Study design/methodology/approach: SPSS was used to perform statistical analyses. Statistics include variables correlations and descriptive statistics. To calculate differences Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney Tests were used.    To investigate correlations, Pearson Correlation Coefficient was applied, and Cronbach-Alpha was employed to investigate the strength of the scales.
Sample and data: Data from (515) employees, of whom (270) were males and (245) females were selected from 4 Kuwaiti business organizations, of which 2 were governmental and 2 private sector organizations.
Results: Results indicate that: (1) Women are more ethically than men in most MWEP scales of business ethics, (2) Differences between males and females tend to become less as women progressed in their years of service, and (3) more validity and reliability for the MWEP questionnaire was established.
Originality/value: The study enriches the field of business ethics in Arabic business environment regarding differences between male and female employees with significant results employing all items of MWEP. This will serve academicians and professionals alike and contributes to international business comparative studies.
Research limitations/implications: This study utilized a cross-sectional design, and results derived from such studies may presume, but not confirm causality. Thus, further research needs to be conducted to better assume generality in other Arabic countries.
 

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