Definition of 'Conscientiousness'
An individual acts conscientiously if he or she is motivated to do what is right because it is right, has tried with due diligence to determine what is right, intends to do what is right, and exerts an approproiate level of effort to do so.(1)
Beauchamp, Tom L and James F. Childress(2001) Principles of Biomedical Ethics, 5th Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Comte-Sponville, Andre (1996) A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues, New York: Henry Holt and Company
Connolly, Peter(1999) Approaches to the Study of Religion, London: Cassell
1. Beauchamp and Childress(2001) Page 37