Social and Cultural Underpinnings of Honor Code
According to Pitt-Rivers (2001), honor, simultaneously, is a person’s self-reflection and representation of their moral values in the social setting. Consequently, honor is a cohesive measure for determining social identity, which exists in one’s interpersonal relationships established in the society. They further added that honor code applicable in a culture regulates individuals by guiding their moral evaluation and judgment of others, influencing people’s actions before society, and measuring of social status (Pitt-Rivers 2003). Blincoe and Harris (2011) suggested that we use other people’s perception of our social image to...
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