Thinking along the cultural line: A cross-cultural inquiry of ethical decision making among U.S. and Chinese Journalism Students

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Abstract

A cross-cultural inquiry of ethical decision making among U.S. and Chinese journalism students (N = 204) investigated four internal and four external constructs relevant to moral reasoning. Students, regardless of nationality, shared similarities in assessing the internal constructs, whereas differences emerged in evaluating relevance of external constructs. Chinese students also were more likely to emphasize colleagues’ views and their editors’ reactions, while U.S. students emphasized news media’s needs in a competitive environment. Differences confirm that ethical thinking follows a prominent cultural line of individualism and collectivism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-126
Number of pages17
JournalJournalism and Mass Communication Educator
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Education

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