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Perceptions of ethical behaviour among business faculty in Canada (ABSTRACT)


Robie, C., & Keeping, L. M.

published: 2005 | Research publication | Refereed Journals - OB/HRM

Robie, C., & Keeping, L. M. (2004). "Perceptions of ethical behaviour among business faculty in Canada", Journal of Academic Ethics 2 (3), 221-247.


ABSTRACT: Faculty members at Canadian business schools were surveyed regarding their ethical perceptions of behaviours related to undergraduate instruction. Fifty-five behavioural statements were listed and respondents were asked to rate the extent to which they felt each behaviour was ethical or unethical. The only item that respondents endorsed as unequivocally unethical (90% indicated it was "definitely unethical") was "Becoming sexually involved with an undergraduate in one of your classes." We also compared the results of our sample to those of an American sample. Overall, an interesting pattern of differences emerged between the responses obtained in Canada and the U.S. In general, the direction of the significant differences was such that Canadian professors viewed the behaviours in question as less ethical than did their American counterparts.

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