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Factors affecting the ethical judgment of business ethics’ students

Ismail, Suhaiza and Mohd Redza, Zaza Eliza (2013) Factors affecting the ethical judgment of business ethics’ students. Terengganu International Management and Business Journal, 3 (2). pp. 11-33. ISSN 2232-0741

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Abstract

Purpose: The main objective of this study is to examine the factors that affect the ethical judgment of Business Ethics students. The factors are year of study, gender, academic major, overall academic performance and Business Ethics result. Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire survey was administered to 209 students taking Business Ethics course in a higher learning institution in Malaysia. Ethical vignettes obtained from Emerson and Conroy (2004) were used to capture how students evaluate the ethical behaviour depicted in the vignettes. A multiple regression analysis revealed that Business Ethics result and year of study are factors that have a significant effect on the ethical judgment of students. Findings: The study reveals that Business Ethics result and year of study are significant factors that affect the ethical judgment of the students. Practical implications: The findings of this study may assist accounting practitioners and future employers in recruiting prospective employees. Employers may want to emphasis the significant factors in the hiring process future employees to ensure that the employees they employ have an appropriate level of ethical behaviour. Keywords: Ethical judgment, Business Ethics, year of study, gender, academic major, performance

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5096/33807
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethical judgment, Business Ethics, year of study, gender, academic major, performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H62 Study and teaching. Research
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Accounting
Depositing User: Assoc Prof. Dr. Suhaiza Ismail
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2014 11:10
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2014 11:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33807

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