WORK ETHIC By N., Pam M.S. - April 29, 2013 an importance or overstressing placed on the significance of work or other types of effortful activity as a social, psychological, and moral good. Commonly referred to as Protestant work ethic. WORK ETHIC: "Jack has a very reputable work ethic. " Related Psychology Terms TASK SIGNIFICANCE VALUE TABOO (TABU) ETHICAL DILEMMA WEBER'S LAW ROKEACH VALUE SURVEY (RVS) NAIVE HEDONISM AMNESTIC APHASIA CROSS-CULTURAL APPROACH SOCIAL PHOBIA Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "WORK ETHIC," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/work-ethic/ (accessed September 21, 2019).