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Conceptualizing and Measuring Professional Moral Courage

Poster Session X - Board: X-001
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

Leslie E. Sekerka
Menlo College

Richard P. Bagozzi
University of Michigan

Richard Charnigo
University of Kentucky

We describe professional moral courage (PMC) and derive items for scale development. Two methods were used, producing a five dimensional scale that organized under a single second-order factor (PMC). Convergent and discriminant validity are analyzed by use of confirmatory factor analysis procedures. Implications suggest a proactive approach to organizational ethics.

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