An experimental assessment of alternative teaching approaches for introducing business ethics to undergraduate business students

TitleAn experimental assessment of alternative teaching approaches for introducing business ethics to undergraduate business students
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsBurton, S, Johnston, MW, Wilson, EJ
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Volume10
Issue7
Pagination507-517
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number0167-4544
AbstractThis study employs a pretest-posttest experimental design to extend recent research pertaining to the effects of teaching business ethics material. Results on a variety of perceptual and attitudinal measures are compared across three groups of students — one which discussed the ethicality of brief business situations (the business scenario discussion approach), one which was given a more philosophically oriented lecture (the philosophical lecture approach), and a third group which received no specific lecture or discussion pertaining to business ethics. Results showed some significant differences across the three groups and demonstrated that for a single lecture, the method used to teach ethics can differentially impact ethical attitudes and perceptions. Various demographic and background variables did not moderate the relationship between the teaching method and the dependent variables, but the sex of the student was strongly associated with the ethical attitude and perception measures.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00383349
DOI10.1007/BF00383349
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