Keyword

Moral reasoning, law, ethical decision-making, gender, religion, age, ethics, moral studies, business majors

Abstract

Understanding the developmental issues faced by university students is critical for scholars and educators who are interested in learning and development. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of moral reasoning on law and ethical decision-making amongst business majors at higher learning institutions in the Klang Valley. This paper focuses on a set of qualitative data using path regression analysis with data drawn from business majors at institutions of higher learning in the Klang Valley. The study is conducted through survey research consisting of two parts: (a) demographic information and (b) moral reasoning on law and ethics. In the questionnaire, demographic information about gender, nationality, religion, races, and study of moral and knowledge of ethics are included. Results demonstrated that developmental gains in moral reasoning varied as a function of transitional phase, suggesting that some students may be more developmentally ready to face and resolve the educational challenges and demonstrated the ability to make ethical decisions. The paper is motivated by findings or suggestions in the literature that moral reasoning has an impact on law and ethical decision making. Further, the moral reasoning comprises distinguishing between right or wrong, virtuous or vicious in a certain situation using one’s own logic and values. The fundamental difference between moral reasoning and other forms of reasoning is that the conclusion supported by the reasonin


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