Finally, a difference was observed in the ethical climates for organizations with a code of ethics and organizations without a code of ethics.
People can be taught and learn about ethical behavior, but new research shows that even the most ethical are prone to immoral or illogical behavior during times of fatigue.
There are normally three reasons that people commit unethical behaviors: pressure, opportunity and rationalization, all of which are more tempting when people are tired or stressed.
For example, think of the last time you were on a diet.
Later, the action turns out to be disastrous and there are usually no simple means of reversing course.Because they are psychological in nature, some of these traps distort perceptions of right and wrong so that one actually believes his or her unethical behavior is right.
If people are not aware of these traps, they can act as illusions or webs of deception.
The reason we find ourselves more likely to be unethical when tired is because people under fatigue are often led by their emotions, instead of their knowledge of right and wrong.
While submitting everyone to intense scrutiny and interrogation seems overkill, there still needs to be a way to measure integrity in the work place so that small, unethical behaviors do not lead to large-scale corruption.
Eye Detect™ may be the solution for rooting out unethical behaviors.
The analysis revealed that the hypothesized nine-dimension model provided as good or even better fit to the data than the five empirically derived models.
Therefore, the nine-dimensional model was used to examine the criterion-related validity of the ECQ.