Structuring Case-Based Ethics Training: How Comparing Cases and Structured Prompts Influence Training Effectiveness.

TitleStructuring Case-Based Ethics Training: How Comparing Cases and Structured Prompts Influence Training Effectiveness.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsHarkrider, LN, MacDougall, AE, Bagdasarov, Z, Johnson, JF, Thiel, CE, Mumford, MD, Connelly, S, Devenport, LD
JournalEthics & Behavior
Pagination179 - 198
Date Published2013/05//
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10508422
Keywordsanalysis , Case , Case-based , DECISION , descriptive , educational , ethical , Graduate , INTELLECT , INTER-observer , Methodology , Multivariate , research , satisfaction , SOUTHWESTERN , STATISTICS , Structured , STUDENTS , teaching
AbstractThis study examined how structuring case-based ethics training, either through (a) case presentation or (b) prompt questions, influences training outcomes. Results revealed an interaction between case presentation and prompt questions such that some form of structure improved effectiveness. Specifically, comparing cases led to greater sensemaking strategy use and decision-ethicality when trainees considered unstructured rather than structured prompts. When cases were presented sequentially, structuring prompts improved training effectiveness. Too much structure, however, decreased future ethical decision making, suggesting that there can be too much of a good thing when structuring case-based ethics education. Implications for designing ethics training programs are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]Copyright of Ethics & Behavior is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
NotesAccession Number: 86213781; Harkrider, Lauren N. 1; Email Address: MacDougall, Alexandra E. 2 Bagdasarov, Zhanna 2 Johnson, James F. 2 Thiel, Chase E. 3 Mumford, Michael D. 2 Connelly, Shane 2 Devenport, Lynn D. 2; Affiliation: 1: Kenexa, an IBM Company 2: Department of Psychology, University of Oklahoma 3: Department of Management, University of Central Washington; Source Info: May2013, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p179; Subject Term: TEACHING methods -- Evaluation; Subject Term: CASE study (Research); Subject Term: METHODOLOGY; Subject Term: ANALYSIS of variance; Subject Term: GRADUATE students; Subject Term: INTELLECT; Subject Term: MULTIVARIATE analysis; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Finance; Subject Term: SATISFACTION; Subject Term: STATISTICS; Subject Term: STUDENTS; Subject Term: DECISION making -- Moral & ethical aspects; Subject Term: EDUCATIONAL outcomes; Subject Term: INTER-observer reliability; Subject Term: DESCRIPTIVE statistics; Subject Term: SOUTHWESTERN States; Author-Supplied Keyword: case comparison; Author-Supplied Keyword: case-based learning; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethical decision making; Author-Supplied Keyword: structured prompts; Number of Pages: 20p; Illustrations: 3 Charts; Document Type: Article
Short TitleEthics & Behavior