The Influence of Individual Factor (Machievallian) on Ethical Decision Making Among Civil Servants

  • Azlah Md Ali Fakulti Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Maisarah Mohamed Saat Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Thuaibah Abu Bakar
  • nor shela saleh Pusat Pengajian Umum dan Kokurikulum, Universiti Tun Husseinn Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
  • Mohd Shafie Rosli
Keywords: Machiavellian, Ethical Decision Making, Civil Servants, Rest’s Ethical Decision Making Model (1986), Local Authorities (PBT) Johor

Abstract

This study explores the influence of individual factor (machiavellian) on ethical decision making among civil servants in federal, state and local government agencies and are members of Majlis Mesyuarat Pusat Setempat and located in all 16 Local Authorities (PBT) in Johor. In doing so, it employed the Rest’s Ethical Decision Making Model (1986). The findings of the study showed that individual factors (machiavellian) have an influence on all four stages of ethical decision making (ethical awareness, ethical judgement, ethical intention and ethical behavior) among respondents. The high mach element was found to be more dominant in all four stages of ethical decision making rather than the low mach element. Using alternative methodologies and adding the independent variables and other elements, may aid future research in complementing these results, thus provide an enhanced understanding of civil servants’ ethical decision making.

Published
02-02-2021
How to Cite
Md Ali, A., Mohamed Saat, M., Abu Bakar, T., saleh, nor shela, & Rosli, M. S. (2021). The Influence of Individual Factor (Machievallian) on Ethical Decision Making Among Civil Servants. Journal of Social Transformation and Regional Development, 2(2), 49-59. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/jstard/article/view/8050
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