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Cultural Values and Personal Ethics

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Cultural Values and Personal Ethics

Running head: CULTURAL VALUES AND PERSONAL ETHICS

Effect of Cultural Values and Personal Ethics

Anne E. Bonidie

University of Phoenix

Effect of Cultural Values and Personal Ethics

Decisions we make everyday are influenced in part by our core values. Our cultural background, individual bias, personal ethics, and past experiences help to form the basis of our value system. “We begin sharpening our values at a very early age. Our parents, teachers, friends, religious leaders, heroes and fictional idols teach us right from wrong” (Deblieux, 1995). These teachings help us to evaluate situations and form conclusions.

We are all individuals, but together we form a society. “Each society develops a different set of assumptions and norms under which to operate, and different professions, functions, and even genders within a society or organization can have different cultures themselves” (Raatikainen, 2002). This holds true for different generations within a society or organization as well.

As we bring our individualism together to

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