BYU Studies Quarterly
Ethics, Decision making, Moral and ethical aspects, Ethical problems, Utilitarianism
This article examines types of moral decision making through surveying students at Brigham Young University (Christian) and at the National University of Singapore (Buddhist, Hindu, and Moslem). The authors present the moral decision making process in terms of rules with no thought of outcomes and rules that affect outcomes. Results show both cultures have basically the same moral decision-making processes; however, BYU students favored decisions that obeyed the rules or doing the "right" thing; and NUS students favored outcomes, or doing what will benefit the most people.
Swinyard, William R. and DeLong, Thomas J.
"Moral Choices and Their Outcomes,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 30:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol30/iss2/3