A Cross Cultural Study on Work Ethics


The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of culture on work ethics. For this purpose, a survey which compares the work ethics values of Turkish and Canadian university students was carried out. The sample consists of 162 participants, 84 from Turkey and 78 from Canada. The Protestant Work Ethics Scale which has 19 items and developed by Mirels and Garret (1971) was used in this process. Research results show that culture is an effective variable on work ethics values and significant differences was found among work ethics values between the two cultures. According to the research results, Turkish students appeared to have more powerful work ethics values compared to Canadian students.


work ethics culture cross-cultural studies