Ethics position of Brazilian workers: An International Comparative View



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Administração e Economia de Negócios

Pedro Delduque Kropf, Otavio Figueiredo


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Latin American Business Review, Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print Abstract: This article explores Brazilian workers’ ethics position and compares it to those of other nations. We surveyed 410 Brazilian workers and used the Ethics Position Questionnaire (EPQ), with idealism and relativism scales. We translated, back-translated, and adapted the scales according to Sperber and conducted exploratory factor analyses together with confirmatory factor analyses to validate them. The results show that Brazilians present, on average, high idealism and low relativism. Therefore, Brazil appears to be a well-defined “absolutist” country compared to other nations, a surprising outcome, since Brazil ranks as one of the most corrupt countries on international scales.

Keywords: Brazil, Corruption, Ethics position, Idealism, Relativism.

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