Ethical decision making by managers: a policy capturing approach

dc.contributor.authorJalbert, Nicole M.en
dc.contributor.committeechairGustafson, Sigrid B.en
dc.contributor.committeememberFacteau, Jeffrey D.en
dc.contributor.committeememberHauenstein, Neil M. A.en
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:48:59Zen
dc.date.adate2008-11-07en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:48:59Zen
dc.date.issued1996-05-05en
dc.date.rdate2008-11-07en
dc.date.sdate2008-11-07en
dc.description.abstractRealistic 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.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentv, 99 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-11072008-063138en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11072008-063138/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/45451en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1996.J353.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 36120250en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectpolicy capturingen
dc.subjectethicsen
dc.subjectdecision makingen
dc.subjectlocus of controlen
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1996.J353en
dc.titleEthical decision making by managers: a policy capturing approachen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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