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Values, ethics and moral judgment: an familiar business exploratory study / Valores, ética e julgamento moral: um estudo exploratório em empresas familiares

Author(s): Janine Kieling Monteiro | Fabiana Cobas do Espirito Santo | Franciela Bonacina

Journal: Psicologia : Reflexão e Crítica
ISSN 0102-7972

Volume: 18;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 237;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: Ethical business | values | moral judgment

This paper has investigated ethical principals, moral values and moral judgements into family business. Two gaúcha business, with 28 people each, have participated in. It was utilized a questionnaire and MJI. The methodology used was the analyses of content and frequency. The main results were: both business have code of ethics and it common knowledge. It was said that bad behavior must be revealed and both business would adopt corrective measures despite the fact that punishment is unequal. The transgressions that have been committed the most were: lie, stealing, sexual harassment, use of drugs during office hours, hiring unqualified people by indication, hidden information about the company, messages and e-mails control and requirement of overtime without payment. Values, responsibility, respect and honesty have been highlighted. Significant differences in moral judgment not been founded.
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