The Relativism of Ethical Dilemma Decision Making: The Use of Social Media for Pre-employment Background Check

Widyasari, Permata Ayu (2022) The Relativism of Ethical Dilemma Decision Making: The Use of Social Media for Pre-employment Background Check. In: Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Management (INSYMA 2022), 19-20 May 2022, Surabaya, Indonesia (Offline).

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The research involves 120 business students answering ethical dilemmas in business. The case was about a company using social media as a preemployment background check and considering it part of the hiring process. The students must answer from both the candidate’s and the employer’s perspectives. Initially, the students stated their opinion from the perspective of the candidate. Later, they stated the point of view of the employer. It tested whether they modify their ethical judgment as they have a different position. Chi-square and McNemar’s tests were used to prove the results. The research contributes to the fact that ethical judgment is associated with ethical intention; therefore, when a person judges that an act is ethical, they will tend to do it if they are in the same position. Secondly, it provides evidence of ethical relativism. Based on McNemar’s test, it is proven that there is different ethical judgment in the candidate’s perspective and the perspective of the business owner HRD. 49% of the respondents change their ethical judgment when they are in a different position.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethical relativism; social media; Employee selection; Background check; Ethical judgment
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economic > Department of Accounting
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2023 03:33
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2023 03:33

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