The aim of this study was to assess whether a relationship existed between an
employee’s attitude toward business ethics and the variables of age, race,
gender, level of education, position, tenure and place of work within the South
African Motor Industry. The study was conducted using a well-known research
instrument, the Attitude Toward Business Ethics Questionnaire (ATBEQ), in
order to be able to compare the results with previous studies.
The study did not find significant evidence to suggest that the above-mentioned
demographic variables were related to an employee’s attitude toward business
ethics barring for a few of the measured variables from the questionnaire. In its
findings, the study did not support most of the previous studies that have been
done in the field of attitude toward business ethics.
The suggested area for future research is to include a demographic of culture
and upbringing to assess the relationship between that variable and attitude
toward business ethics.