Ethical judgement and intent in business school students: the role of the psyche?
AffiliationUniversity of Derby
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AbstractThe aim of this paper is to highlight how business schools can improve the ethical behaviour of future managers. It assesses the positions of ethical judgement and ethical intent within a sample of UK business students, together with an analysis of underlying explanatory factors to those positions, such as levels of depression, anxiety, stress, motivation and self-compassion. A range of scales were used to evaluate the ethical stance and psychological characteristics of a group of UK business students. The results indicate that feelings of self-compassion, a sense of self-direction and mental health (in particular, depression) affect the ethical judgement and intent of students in a range of business and university scenarios. It is recommended that in addition to more formal ethics education, universities consider the mental health and psyche of their students to improve the efficacy of ethical training.
CitationConway, E., and Kotera, Y. (2020). 'Ethical judgement and intent in business school students: the role of the psyche?' International Journal of Ethics Education, pp. 1-36.
JournalInternational Journal of Ethics Education