Question: In this chapter we discuss the study by Libby and

In this chapter, we discuss the study by Libby and Thorne of the association between auditors’ virtue and professional judgment by asking members of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants to rate the importance of a variety of virtues. The most important virtues identified were truthful, independent, objective, and having integrity. The authors note that the inclusion of these virtues in professional codes of conduct (such as the Principles of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct) may account for their perceived importance. Explain how these virtues relate to an auditor’s intention to make ethical decisions.

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