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Appendix A: Questionnaire Used for the Survey

Questionnaire
Dear Sir/ Madam,
This questionnaire is a part of my current research on the Students’ Perception Towards Ethics in
Business: A Study on Business Students of Bangladesh. Your kind cooperation & fair opinion will be
highly appreciated.All the information received will be kept confidential and will be used for academic
purpose only.
PART A: Data Classification
Name:
Department:
University:
Education level:
Gender: Male Female
PART-B: Please indicate your opinion on the following statements about business ethics.
1. Greater business involvement with societal causes bears testimony of ethical behavior.
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral
Disagree Strongly Disagree

2. Companies with well-defined code of business conduct will showcase more ethical behavior than
companies without it.
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral
Disagree Strongly Disagree

3. Business people entrusted with decision making are honest, fair, just and trustworthy.
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral
Disagree Strongly Disagree

4. Management takes stern action against unethical practices as soon as these are reported and proved.
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral
Disagree Strongly Disagree

5. Adherence to ethical practices does not add profit to a firm.


Strongly Agree Agree Neutral
Disagree Strongly Disagree

6. Ethical behavior can be ensured by strict adherence to laws and regulation.


Strongly Agree Agree Neutral
Disagree Strongly Disagree

7. Compliance with legal requirements is more important than showing ethical behavior.
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral
Disagree Strongly Disagree

8. The religious values can play an important role in the conception and perfection of business ethics.
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral
Disagree Strongly Disagree

9. Businesses engage in corruption, malpractice and immoral activities by force (Intense competition,
unreasonable target, taking control of scarce resources) not by will.
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral
Disagree Strongly Disagree

10. Knowledge of business ethics is very important for the owners and managers of the businesses and for
the future business leaders also.
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral
Disagree Strongly Disagree

11. Business students are unlikely to change their moral outlook because they took an ethics course.
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral
Disagree Strongly Disagree

12. The recruitment policy of the companies employs nepotism and favoritism in selecting candidates.
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral
Disagree Strongly Disagree

13. Offering a gift or bribe to secure a business contract is not unethical.


Strongly Agree Agree Neutral
Disagree Strongly Disagree

14. Businesses view natural resources (Air, Water, Land and other resources) as free and available for
their use.
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral
Disagree Strongly Disagree

15. Companies do not make gender discrimination and provide safe and harassment free environment for
female workers.
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral
Disagree Strongly Disagree
16. Businesses publicize untrue, fabricated and exaggerated information about their product through
advertisement in media.
Strongly Agree Agree Neutral
Disagree Strongly Disagree

17. Comment on your overall perception of business ethics and ethical practices of the business
organizations of your country.