ACED IT: A tool for improved ethical and moral decision-making

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2014-08-28

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Kreitler, Crystal M.
Stenmark, Cheryl
Rodarte, Allen
Dumond, Rebecca

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Routledge

Abstract

Numerous examples of unethical organizational decision-making highlighted in the media have led many to question the general moral perception and ethical judgments of individuals. The present study examined two forms of a straightforward ethical decision-making tool (ACED IT cognitive map) that could be a relatively simple instrument for organizations to improve the moral and ethical decision-making of its members. Results revealed that participants utilizing either form of ACED IT were more likely to identify a moral dilemma than were control participants. Additionally, participants in the modified condition responded differently to the situation. Implications and other findings are discussed.

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Kreitler, C. M., Stenmark, C., Rodarte, A., Dumond, R. (2014). Journal of Moral Education, 43(4). https://doi.org/10.1080/03057240.2014.943166