2.0 Factors That Influence Individual Ethics

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1.0 Introduction………………………………………………………………………..2
2.0 Factors that influence individual ethics……………………........………………3
2.1 Family influences………………………………………………….…….…3 2.2 Peer influences………..……………………………………………….…...4-5 2.3 Situational factors…………….………………………………………...…..6
3.0 How the rule law can be used as guide to moral choice ………………………7
4.0 Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………8
5.0 References…………………………………………………………………….…..9

1.0 Introduction
According to Ho, J. A., et al. (2012), it stated that ethics can generally be defined as the principles of morally acceptable conduct of individuals. What makes a person to be ethical and unethical? The factors that define ethical behaviours are diverse, but all factors
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Some of the parents wanted to give the best facilities and equipment for their children to have a good environment for studying. Thus, the parents have less time to spend with their children and lastly the child is likely to share their feeling with their peers who will influence their individual behavior indirectly. The child will have a low ethical standards behavior if their peers practice these behaviors. On the contrary, the child is likely to adopt the high ethical standards if their peers have these good ethical behaviors. For example, the child will follow or do the same thing if their friends are engage in vandalism, gangsters, shoplifting or drug abuse. Most of the time children are not mature enough to think whether the matter is right or wrong.
How the factors influence individual ethics
• For instance, when I am in secondary school, there is one of my classmates who study the same class with me since we are in primary one. He is one of the best students in school no matter in academic or sports. However, this person is growing up and going through his teenage years with full of peer influence and this get him into a lot of trouble. Since he joins the basketball club, he makes a lot of friends from different class and different school. Most of the basketball player in this group have a low ethical standard such as talk bad words; revolve around drugs and
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