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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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MONTEIRO, Janine Kieling; ESPIRITO SANTO, Fabiana Cobas do  and  BONACINA, Franciela. Values, ethics and moral judgment: an familiar business exploratory study. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2005, vol.18, n.2, pp. 237-246. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722005000200012.

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.

Keywords : Ethical business; values; moral judgment.

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