Attitudes Regarding the Components of Ethical Communication
This study investigated the relationship between components of ethical communication. Based on survey data (N = 319), Principal Components Analysis revealed four positively loaded factors (honesty, integrity, modesty and patience) and two negatively loaded factors (arrogance and deception). As predicted, components of ethics are correlated. In particular, the ethical virtues of honesty, integrity, modesty and patience are positively interrelated. Additionally, the ethical virtues of honesty, integrity and patience are negatively related to the vices of arrogance and deception. Other relationships between ethical virtues and vices and various demographic variables are discussed.