LINKING ETHICS DECISIONS TO PHILOSOPHICAL RATIONALES: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY

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                   LINKING ETHICS DECISIONS TO
                   PHILOSOPHICAL RATIONALES:
                       AN EMPIRICAL STUDY

                   Stephen C. Caples, McNeese State University
               Michael E. Hanna, University of Houston – Clear Lake
                     Lonnie Phelps, McNeese State University

                                           ABSTRACT

         This paper investigate
				
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Description: This paper investigates the attitudes of college students towards ethics in their own lives. Students were asked which of three common approaches to ethics was most relevant to their own situations. Then they were asked to evaluate several scenarios with regard to the ethics involved in some decisions that were described. Statistical analyses were performed to determine if differing views towards ethics resulted in different responses to the ethical scenarios. We also investigated the differences in responses to the scenarios based on demographic information such as gender, academic classification, and major. Students who considered the moral absolutes approach to ethics as most important tended to view more actions as unethical than did those who rated the moral absolutes less important. A few other relationships were also statistically significant. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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