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dc.contributor.authorJalbert, Nicole M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:48:59Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:48:59Z
dc.date.issued1996-05-05en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-11072008-063138en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/45451
dc.description.abstract

Realistic scenarios were evaluated to determine whether participants would make ethical/ unethical decisions in the face of various dilemmas. 3 factors were systematically varied throughout 32 different scenarios: accountability, deception, and profitability. A personality variable, locus of control was also explored for its relationship to ethical decision making. Subjects were 25 managers from a national car rental company as well as 21 undergraduate students. In a policy-capturing analysis of the ethical reasoning process., we found neither managers nor students used consistent policies in their decision making. Regression analyses revealed that locus of control orientation did not influence number of ethical decisions made. Implications for the study of ethical decision making are discussed.

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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1996.J353.pdfen_US
dc.subjectpolicy capturingen_US
dc.subjectethicsen_US
dc.subjectdecision makingen_US
dc.subjectlocus of controlen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1996.J353en_US
dc.titleEthical decision making by managers :a policy capturing approachen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairGustafson, Sigrid B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFacteau, Jeffrey D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHauenstein, Neil M. A.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11072008-063138/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-11-07en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-11-07
dc.date.adate2008-11-07en_US


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