The Journal of the Southern Association for Information Systems

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The purpose of this research was to provide an overview of the current research literature in the areas of ethical work climate and employee job satisfaction, and then present a model that will help guide future research on the relationship among egoistic ethical work climate, benevolent ethical work climate, and principled ethical work climate and job satisfaction as perceived by information systems faculty at institutions of higher education in the southeastern United States. The study determined which ethical work climates were significantly positively and negatively correlated to job satisfaction of individuals employed in higher education. The analysis demonstrated a foundation for higher education institutions to choose to implement a particular ethical work climate to increase job satisfaction. The paper concluded with implications for future research.