A Magnetic Pull on the Internal Compass: The Moderating Effect of Response to Culture on the Relationship Between Moral Identity and Ethical Sensitivity

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Recent stories in the media surrounding unethical practices in business have highlighted the gap between decisions that were made and decisions that many people believe should have been made. Explanations for why this gap exists, however, remain elusive. In recent decades there has been much research aimed at teasing out why some people behave in ways consistent with cultural ethical norms and others do not. Research into the antecedents of ethical decision making range from studies of individual differences such as moral disengagement an internal moral compass and religiosity, to studies focusing on strong situational factors that seem to make individual choice all but irrelevant