Gender Differences in Ethics Research: The Importance of Controlling for the Social Desirability Response Bias

@article{Dalton2011GenderDI,
  title={Gender Differences in Ethics Research: The Importance of Controlling for the Social Desirability Response Bias},
  author={Derek W. Dalton and Marc Ortegren},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
  year={2011},
  volume={103},
  pages={73-93}
}
Gender is one of the most frequently studied variables within the ethics literature. In prior studies that find gender differences, females consistently report more ethical responses than males. However, prior research also indicates that females are more prone to responding in a socially desirable fashion. Consequently, it is uncertain whether gender differences in ethical decision-making exist because females are more ethical or perhaps because females are more prone to the social… 

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