A 13-item questionnaire was administered to 259 business students on two college campuses, with a combined population of 1,872, to determine if religious affiliation, upbringing, profession, college major and several other independent variables (labeled precepts) could be used to predict students' perceptions of some main problems of philosophy. Stepwise multiple regression models revealed several significant differences, with p<.05 in four separate models. Precepts are predictive of business students' perceptions of some of the basic problems of philosophy. Understanding the influence of religion affiliation, upbringing, profession, and college major on students' perceptions of right and wrong decision making can be useful for educators when planning for ethics instruction in business education.
Guyot, Wally; Meier, Robert; and Bell, Reginald L.
"Using Business Students ' Precepts To Predict Ethical Decision Making,"
Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012): Vol. 7
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/jbl/vol7/iss1/8