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Integrity among academics: concept, challenge and way forward


Alias, Bity Salwana and Ishak, Mohd Radzi and Mansor, Azlin Norhanni and Mohamad Nasri, Nurfaradila and Zainudin, Zaida Nor (2019) Integrity among academics: concept, challenge and way forward. Creative Education, 10 (12). pp. 2760-2768. ISSN 2151-4755; ESSN:: 2151-4771


The degree of integrity among academics is yet to be determined because there is no proper instrument for such measurement. The purpose of this paper is therefore to identify elements that can measure integrity, as well as develop integrity framework or model. Among the themes discussed in this paper are, what are the theories, models and concepts related to integrity, previous studies on integrity and subsequent discussions on the development process of the model that are appropriate for measuring integrity. This concept paper concludes that integrity can be measured based on the values required for integrity. The implication of this concept paper is that the values that are inherent in a person determine their level of integrity. This concept paper recommends that integrity should be measured over time. It is not only to produce an index of integrity but also to remind academics of the appropriate values and practices in fulfilling their responsibilities. Furthermore, ongoing exposures to integrity instruments may prevent misconceptions about integrity that only associated with corruption, abuse of power, unprofessional and inaccurate matters in terms of duties, responsibilities, roles or positions held.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.4236/ce.2019.1012202
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing
Keywords: Education; Integrity; Academics; Concept; Challenge; Way forward
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2020 19:17
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2020 19:17
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/80289
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