East Meets West: A Meta-Analytic Investigation of Cultural Variations in Idealism and Relativism

@article{Forsyth2008EastMW,
  title={East Meets West: A Meta-Analytic Investigation of Cultural Variations in Idealism and Relativism},
  author={D. Forsyth and Ernest H O'Boyle and Michael A. McDaniel},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
  year={2008},
  volume={83},
  pages={813-833}
}
Ethics position theory (EPT) maintains that individuals’ personal moral philosophies influence their judgments, actions, and emotions in ethically intense situations. The theory, when describing these moral viewpoints, stresses two dimensions: idealism (concern for benign outcomes) and relativism (skepticism with regards to inviolate moral principles). Variations in idealism and relativism across countries were examined via a meta-analysis of studies that assessed these two aspects of moral… Expand

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