The Effect of Personal Values, Organizational Values, and Person-Organization Fit on Ethical Behaviors and Organizational Commitment Outcomes among Substance Abuse Counselors: A Preliminary Investigation
Date of Degree
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Rehabilitation and Counselor Education
Vilia M. Tarvydas
Dennis R. Maki
First Committee Member
Stewart W Ehly
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
James E Maxey
Numerous research studies have concluded that values drive perceptions, responses to situations, judgments, interactions among people, and behaviors. In addition, studies have found that congruence or agreement between individual values and organizational values can increase job satisfaction and commitment. Minimal research has explored the concept of value congruence between substance abuse counselors and their treatment settings, and its impact on perceived ethical work behaviors and organizational commitment. This study explored how the extent of fit between individual and organizational values impacts ethical work behaviors and organizational commitment of substance abuse counselors.
Ethical Work Behaviors, P-O Fit, Substance Abuse Counselors, Value Congruence
x, 143 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-143).
Copyright 2013 Tammara Petrill Thomas
Thomas, Tammara Petrill. "The Effect of Personal Values, Organizational Values, and Person-Organization Fit on Ethical Behaviors and Organizational Commitment Outcomes among Substance Abuse Counselors: A Preliminary Investigation." PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) thesis, University of Iowa, 2013.