Do Individual Traits Associate with Ethical Judgment?

Mansori, Shaheen and Rezaee, Zabihollah and Homayoun, Saeid and Noghondari, Ali Taebi (2015) Do Individual Traits Associate with Ethical Judgment? Journal of Management and Sustainability, 5 (3). pp. 85-98. ISSN 1925-4733

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Existence and persistence of financial scandals and crises has invigorated more interest in ethical judgment and behavior of policymakers, regulators, and executives throughout the world. These events have weak ened the trust among the public and investors’ confidence towards the financial markets globally and their financial reports. In this paper, we examined the role of individual traits in ethical judgment process and develop a model of assessing the effectiveness of the identified individual traits. We conducted a survey among 280 undergraduate business students at five private and public universities in Malaysia. We identified that gender identification, religiosity, ethnicity, and basic individual values are important considerations in making ethical judgment. These results suggested that personal traits and psychological factors play an important role in the ethical judgment process

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethics, moral judgment, religiosity, ethnicity, femininity, masculinity, individual’s basic values
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Business
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 08:33
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2016 08:33

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