Student Perceptions of the Ethics of Professors

Friedman, H. H., Fogel, J., and Friedman, L. W. (2005). Student Perceptions of the Ethics of Professors. Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, 10(2), 10-15.

6 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2014

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Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

Joshua Fogel

Department of Finance and Business Management

Linda Weiser Friedman

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business; CUNY - The Graduate Center

Date Written: April 1, 2005

Abstract

Ethical violations are becoming common in the business world. Teaching proper ethical behavior can begin in college. In this study, we surveyed 350 students to determine what affects students’ perceptions of the ethics of professors and to determine whether or not taking a course in ethics changes this perception. The most important factor in determining whether or not a professor is ethical is "fairness in grading." Surprisingly, there was no statistically significant difference between students who took a course in ethics and those who did not in their perception of what makes a professor ethical or unethical. There were some differences, however, between males and females in these perceptions. By learning ethical principles at the college-level, there may be an impact on ethical behavior when in the business world.

Keywords: Ethics, business, academia, teaching, college, grading practices

JEL Classification: A22, A23, D81, G18, G21, I20, L20, L21, M14, M19, M31, Q20, Q38

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H. and Fogel, Joshua and Friedman, Linda Weiser, Student Perceptions of the Ethics of Professors (April 1, 2005). Friedman, H. H., Fogel, J., and Friedman, L. W. (2005). Student Perceptions of the Ethics of Professors. Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, 10(2), 10-15. . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2424498

Hershey H. Friedman (Contact Author)

City University of New York - Department of Business Management ( email )

Joshua Fogel

Department of Finance and Business Management ( email )

2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
United States

Linda Weiser Friedman

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business ( email )

17 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States

HOME PAGE: http://cisnet.baruch.cuny.edu/friedman/

CUNY - The Graduate Center

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New York,, NY 10016
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