Dr. Wanda Foster’s article, "Can Faith-Based Education Impact Ethical Behavior?" was accepted for publication in the October 2019 edition of the Lutheran Education Journal. Foster is an associate professor of business. Many prior scholarly studies on ethics and learning ethics are based on the participants' intention to act, rather than the measurement of actual behavior.
Because moral behavior is the desired outcome in teaching courses in ethics, Dr. Foster’s study investigated the action/behavior instead of merely a self-reported intention. Undergraduate participants from both experiential and traditional classes in business ethics were compared pretest and post-test for changes in moral behavior. The article addressed the moral behavior of undergraduate business students before and after a 16-week course on business ethics. Dr. Foster’s article sheds light on research being done in ethical behavior and encourages more studies in this area to build a base of knowledge around learning ethics to promote moral behavior.