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Alternative TitleThe Relationship Between Ethical Evaluation and Ethical Decision-Making in the Business
李晓明1; 傅小兰1; 王新超1
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Other AbstractAs a general model of ethical decision making and behavior in marketing, the Hunt-Vitell theory illustrates how ethical deci- sions are predicated not only upon estimations of potential benefits or outcomes, but also by deontological evaluations which invoke norms and values. The former studies used to apply one item " ethical/unethical" to measure ethical judgment. But the single item measure was questionable due to reliability issues. Reidenbach & Robin (1988, 1990) began to develop the multidimensional ethics scale to explore how the individuals make ethical evaluation from different ethical philosophies. Thus, the multidimensional nature of the scale can provide information as to why a particular business activity is unethically judged. This study aimed at investigating the role of ethical evaluation on ethical decision-making ( ethical judgment and ethical intention) using the multidimensional ethics scale in China. The present paper reported the results of a vignette- and questionnaire-based research project. The study selected 129 MBA students as participants. Every participant was presented with two scenarios. Each scenario was followed by items assessing ethical evaluation (Moral Equity, Egoism, Relativism, Utilitarianism and Contractualism) from Reidenbach and Robin~ (1988, 1990) MES and ethical decision-making (ethical judgment and ethical intention). Exploratory factor analysis and muhivariate linear regression were used to analyze the data. The results indicated that 1 ) the participant applied five ethical philosophies to make moral evaluation: Moral Equity, Relativism, Contractualism, Utilitarian, and Egoism, and the multidimensional measures explained a greater amount of variance in ethical intention than the one-item measure ; 2) Moral Equity, Contractualism, and Utilitarian had significant predications for ethical judgment ; 3 ) Mor- al Equity and Relativism significantly predicted ethical intent. All the results showed that Moral Equity was the most important predica- tor for ethical judgment and ethical intent; "Good faith" reflecting Contractualism in China had not been interiorized to influence the in- dividuals'ethical intent. The role of social consensus should be emphasized to develop the ethical level of ethical decision-making in China. Those findings not only enhance our understanding of how the different ethical evaluations influence ethical decision-making in Chi- na, but also have important contributions to developing the ethical level of managers'ethical decision-making.
Keyword多维道德量表 道德判断 道德意图 道德决策
Subject Area工业与组织心理学
Source Publication心理科学
Indexed ByCSCD
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Document Type期刊论文
Corresponding Author傅小兰
First Author AffilicationInstitute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Corresponding Author AffilicationInstitute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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李晓明,傅小兰,王新超. 不同道德评价取向对企业道德决策的预测作用[J]. 心理科学,2012,35(5):1154-1158.
APA 李晓明,傅小兰,&王新超.(2012).不同道德评价取向对企业道德决策的预测作用.心理科学,35(5),1154-1158.
MLA 李晓明,et al."不同道德评价取向对企业道德决策的预测作用".心理科学 35.5(2012):1154-1158.
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