Zygmunt K. Kuligowski
doktorant Katedry Psychologii Ekonomicznej
Wyższa Szkoła Przedsiębiorczości i Zarządzania im. Leona Koźmińskiego


Questionnaires containing 4 moral dilemmas – cheating of customers, tax cheating, illegal employment and giving of bribes – were presented to over 500 examined persons being students at the Leon Kuźmiński Higher School of Enterprise and Administration in Warsaw. Combinations of 4 dichotomic factors – gain temptation, financial threat, severity of punishment, chance for crime discovery – were introduced to the dilemmas. It resulted in the factorial experimental plan: 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 16 groups. The examined persons answered the question if they would participate in any of the presented activities. Most of the subjects accepted the tax cheating, least of them accepted the cheating of customers. Statistically significant effects for the readiness to violate the moral and legal rules was found for the three dimensions: financial threat, the severity of punishment and the chance for crime discovery. The dimension of gain temptation had not any statistically significant influence on the undertaking of illegal conducts.

Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 25.01.2011, godz. 18:53 - Barbara Cichy-Jasiocha