W3 Individual Assignment
University of Phoenix
October 20, 2008
Ethics can be defined as a philosophical study of moral values based on the concept of right and wrong. Therefore, ethical perspective could be considered as a person’s individual perception of moral values, beliefs and rules based on his or her personal view of right and wrong. The Ethics Awareness Inventory is a test devised to help individuals learn or analyze personal characteristics that reflect individual perspectives on ethics—one’s ethical perspective (The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management, 2008).
Through the Ethics Awareness Inventory ethical perspective can be gauged under four separate categories: 1) character, 2) obligation, 3) results and 4) equality—also known as (CORE) to determine an individual’s personal ethical perspective. The CORE categories are based on a broad characterization of one’s individual ethical perspective. Therefore, the Ethics Awareness Inventory test is not an exact science but rather a general description of an individual’s ethical perspective which is intended to provide insight into the individual’s personal views toward ethical issues. As a student of University of Phoenix, I was given the opportunity to take the Ethics Awareness Inventory in order to gain new insight into my own personal ethical perspective. The purpose of this paper is to relay the findings of my Ethics Awareness Inventory test and convey the results in each of the four CORE categories: 1) character/virtue, 2) obligation/deontology, 3) results/utilitarianism and 4) equality/relativism based on my personal results. According to the Ethics Awareness Inventory obligation is the ethical profile I am most closely aligned with, and equality was the ethical profile I was least closely aligned with (The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management, 2008).
Character is considered to be
References: Weiss, J. (2006). Business Ethics; A Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach (4th ed.) Thompson, Mason, OH The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management. (2008). Ethics Awareness Inventory. Retrieved October 10, 2008, from University of Phoenix, Week Three, rEsource. MGT/344-Organizational Behavior and Ethical Responsibility.