Attitudes About Corporate Social Responsibility: Business Student Predictors

Journal of Business Ethics 91 (2):167-181 (2010)

Abstract
Four predictors were posited to affect business student attitudes about the social responsibilities of business, also known as corporate social responsibility (CSR). Applying Forsyth's (1980, "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology" 39, 175–184, 1992, "Journal of Business Ethics" 11, 461–470) personal moral philosophy model, we found that ethical idealism had a positive relationship with CSR attitudes, and ethical relativism a negative relationship. We also found materialism to be negatively related to CSR attitudes. Spirituality among business students did not significantly predict CSR attitudes. Understanding the relationship between CSR attitudes and the significant predictors has important implications for researchers and teachers in particular
Keywords ethics  ethical ideologies  corporate social responsibility  CSR  materialism  relativism  idealism  Forsyth
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DOI 10.1007/s10551-009-0075-3
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