Attachment Styles and Ethical Behavior: Their Relationship and Significance in the Marketplace

@article{Albert2009AttachmentSA,
  title={Attachment Styles and Ethical Behavior: Their Relationship and Significance in the Marketplace},
  author={Lumina S. Albert and Leonard M. Horowitz},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
  year={2009},
  volume={87},
  pages={299-316}
}
This paper compares the ethical standards reported by consumers and managers with different attachment styles (secure, preoccupied, fearful, or dismissing). We conducted two studies of consumer ethical beliefs and a third managerial survey. In Study 1, we used a questionnaire that we constructed, and in Study 2, we used the Muncy–Vitell Consumer Ethics Scale. The results in both the studies were consistent and showed that men reported a greater indifference to ethical transgressions than women… CONTINUE READING