Publication Date

2002

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Goode, Constance Lee Boyd

Degree Name

Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

Department

Department of Teaching and Learning

LCSH

Business ethics--Study and teaching--United States||Moral development

Abstract

This quasi-experimental, quantitative study with a qualitative focus group component was designed to assess the impact on students of a course that included business ethics. This study involved using data collected over one semester from students enrolled in two introductory business courses at a Chicago suburban community college. Rest's Defining Issues Test and Clark's Questionnaire were administered. Additionally, a focus group discussion was conducted. The data supports the literature, which contends that ethics education improves student ethical reasoning. Furthermore, this research supports and validates the use of case-study analysis and role-play in teaching ethics. This study provides a working framework by which future instructional efforts might integrate ethics into community college business curricula.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [78]-83)

Extent

131 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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