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ERIC Number: EJ840349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5930
Ethical Sensitivity of College Students in a Developing Country: Do Demographic Factors Matter?
Ozdogan, F. Bahar; Eser, Zeliha
Journal of Teaching in International Business, v19 n1 p83-99 2007
This study investigates whether college students' ethical sensitivity and preferences for inclusion of ethics courses in their curriculum vary by their demographic characteristics such as gender, age, family income, and school status as to college major, grade and school ownership (state/private). Findings are based on responses to a 54-item questionnaire administered in Turkey to 677 college students of various grades (sophomores, juniors and seniors) in various majors, namely, Business Administration, Tourism Administration, Finance & Accounting, Economics, Econometrics, International Relations, Political Sciences and Public Administration. Results reveal significant differences in ethical sensitivity only by gender and college major. Female students have higher ethical sensitivity than their male counterparts. Business students have lower ethical sensitivity than students in other majors. However, students demonstrate no significant difference in ethical sensitivity by age, school grade, family income or school ownership status. Having had an ethics course has led to no significant difference in ethical sensitivity either. As a further note, students with higher ethical sensitivity prefer inclusion of a compulsory ethics course in their curriculum whereas those with lower ethical sensitivity tend to keep ethics course away from curriculum. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey