Ethics Awareness Inventory Analysis Paper
Upon completion of the Ethics Awareness Inventory this essayist uncovered a deeper understanding of her own ethical style in decision making. While her results from the inventory came back as typical, upon a closer look it became obvious that the elements and influences that cultivated her ethical perspective were anything but typical. Through life lessons, the pursuit of education, the ability to see ethical reasoning reflected by her own children, and with the help of the Ethics Awareness Inventory (EAI) the author of this essay grew to develop and understand her personal and professional ethical reasoning style. In the proceeding paragraphs an examination of this authors' ethical perception style, the life and educational influences that contributed to that style, and the potential for conflict based on that style will be evaluated.
Ethical perceptions are distinguished into four categories by the ethics awareness inventory; those four categories are Character, Obligation, Results, and Equity. After answering the questions posed in order to determine this essayist highest ranking category she was not surprised to see that she scored highest within the most common perception category, obligation. Unsurprisingly she also scored lowest in the category shared by most as well, equity. Feeling as though she was normal and yet in someway uninteresting, the essayist struggled with how to interpret these results. Her examination of the category labeled obligation revealed that she did in fact identify with the train of thought and reasoning that classified people into this perception style.
As stated by Marjorie Cooper “to develop critical thinking skills, higher order ethical reasoning, a better grasp of the implications of ethical decisions, and a basis for ethical knowledge, it is necessary to explore the philosophical premises foundational to one’s ethical persuasion” (2007, p. 171). This essayist ethical persuasion...