Validating unethical behaviors

23 Oct

This paper details the development and validation of a new research instrument called the ethically minded consumer behavior (EMCB) scale.The scale conceptualizes ethically minded consumer behavior as a variety of consumption choices pertaining to environmental issues and corporate social responsibility.Therefore, the nine-dimensional model was used to examine the criterion-related validity of the ECQ.

The simple answer to them is that even assuming they are correct, when more people engage in an action that is admittedly unethical, more harm results.In follow-up laboratory studies, upper-class individuals were more likely to exhibit unethical decision-making tendencies (study 3), take valued goods from others (study 4), lie in a negotiation (study 5), cheat to increase their chances of winning a prize (study 6), and endorse unethical behavior at work (study 7) than were lower-class individuals.Mediator and moderator data demonstrated that upper-class individuals’ unethical tendencies are accounted for, in part, by their more favorable attitudes toward greed.Permanent address: International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, (XJTLU), 111 Ren'ai Road, Suzhou Dushu Lake Higher Education Town, Jiangsu Province, 215123, PR China.Discussions about ethical issues, not to mention attempts to encourage ethical behavior, are constantly derailed by the invocation of common misstatements of ethical principles.