Do demographic correlates of ethical perceptions generalise to non-American samples: A study of managers in India Article

Viswesvaran, C, Deshpande, SP. (1998). Do demographic correlates of ethical perceptions generalise to non-American samples: A study of managers in India . 5 22-32. 10.1108/13527609810796871

cited authors

  • Viswesvaran, C; Deshpande, SP

abstract

  • Investigates perceived ethical behaviour by surveying 150 Indian managers, recognizing that perceived ethicality of behaviour differs depending on an individual's life experience and developed values. Hypothesizes that people over 40, women, and more highly educated people will interpret ethical business practice more stringently. Records the methodology used, including the demographic breakdown of the sample group. Uses Likert scales and t-tests to assess the data. Finds significant gender, age and educational differences in perceived ethical behaviour. Recommends further research into the influence of other variables and wonders if national differences – this study was one of a very few that did not use Norther American samples – accounts for or affects ethical perceptions. © 1998, MCB UP Limited

publication date

  • March 1, 1998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 22

end page

  • 32

volume

  • 5