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    Implicit and Explicit Values as a Predictor of Ethical Decision-Making and Ethical Behavior


    Dinh, Jessica E. and Lord, Robert G. and Hall, Rosalie J. and Hannah, Sean T. and Leavitt, Keith and Shondrick, Sara J. and Usher Perez, Alycia L. (2012) Implicit and Explicit Values as a Predictor of Ethical Decision-Making and Ethical Behavior. Proceedings of the New Frontiers in Management and Organizational Cognition Conference. ISSN 978-1-909561-01-4

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    Abstract

    The present study uses measures of implicit and explicit values to predict moral behaviors. Implicit value measures based on a word-fragment completion tasks were developed in this study to assess implicit values. Because values and moral processes are believed to operate at both explicit and implicit levels, it was hypothesized that both implicit and explicit values would predict moral behaviors. Results from a laboratory study show that both implicit and explicit values predicted actual moral behavior, consistent with dual process theories of morality. Chronic collective identity moderated the relation of both implicit and explicit values to ethical behavior. Theoretical and practical implications for the use of both explicit and implicit value measures in research and applied settings are discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Implicit values; Explicit Values; Predictor of Ethical Decision-Making; Ethical Behavior; Managerial and Organizational Cognition;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 4052
    Depositing User: Professor Robert Galavan
    Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2012 15:38
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the New Frontiers in Management and Organizational Cognition Conference
    Publisher: National University of Ireland Maynooth
    Refereed: Yes
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