Assessing Character Development Using a Direct-Approach Business Ethics Exercise

Jerry Gosen, Praveen Parboteeah, Helena Addae, Jon Werner


This paper presents a relatively straightforward exercise to encouraging business students to articulate their core personal values, and then apply them to a real-life situation that they have encountered. It also presents two models for categorizing ethical statements. In this report, models are used to categorize responses from the aforementioned exercise. We consider whether the models and the type of exercise described can aid teachers in enhancing character development.

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