There are many factors that have a claim to Influences Choice Stance ethics categorization and decision making.
1.Cultural factors: there is a link between an organization‘s culture and the ethical position adopted by the organizational members that they called vicarious reward and punishment.
They hypothesis that people‘s actions would by influenced by whether they saw the wrongdoing of others being punished and whether other‘s ethical factors were praised. The conclusion was that vicarious reward and punishment influenced ethical decisions if they were greater than expected.
2.Situational factors: the specifics of a situation can also affect someone‘s response to an ethical issue. The degree of closeness to an ethical problem, or their formal responsibility for resolving it, is an important factor. The closer one is the greater the obligation to act (Kew Gardens Principle). This principle proposed an obligation to take action against an ethical wrong where: a.There was a clear case of need
b.The agent was close to the situation in terms of ‗notice‘ if not space c.The agent had the capability to help the one in need
d.No one else was likely to help
3.Psychological factors: people with high ego strength are less likely to be swayed by circumstances or impulses into changing their mind. A person with high field dependence (the degree to which someone depends on information given by others when faced with an ambiguous situation), if asked by their superior to take a possibly unethical action, would be influenced by the superior‘s assurances that they will not be blamed and that the action is not really improper. A person with a low field dependency would wish to make up their own mind independently of the advice of others.