Types of Vignettes and Ethical Decision-Making among Business Education Students

  •  Prisca Mary Oluoch    
  •  Paul Amollo Odundo    
  •  John Mwangi    
  •  Charles Richard Oyier    


Learner-centered experiential approaches such as adoption of vignettes focus on practical experiences and applications in teaching business ethics. Vignettes of different types provide scenarios of events that are logical in order to help learners develop an ethical sensitivity that would influence their decision-making skill. This study focused on adoption of narrative, illustrations, repertoires, documentaries or scripts used as instructional resources for instilling ethical sensitivity among business education students. The study adopted contingency framework for ethical decision-making and targeted 102 year-three business education students at University of Nairobi. Through random sampling 58 students provided information, which was descriptively analysed. Study findings indicated that 93.6% business education students agreed that narratives, 81.8% illustration, 78.6% repertoire, 90.9% documentaries and 97.0% scripts enhance decision-making. The study recommended that teachers be advised to adopted different types of vignettes in teaching, schools provide budgetary allocation for vignettes production and further research on to establish how much vignettes have been used in schools for business studies.

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