Contextual and individual characteristics effects on students’ corruption perception and behaviours in higher education

Andrea Tomo (Department of Economics, Management, and Institutions, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy)
Lucio Todisco (Department of Economics, Management, and Institutions, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy)
Gianluigi Mangia (Department of Economics, Management, and Institutions, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy)

Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences

ISSN: 1026-4116

Publication date: 4 March 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide an analysis of the effects that the perceived corruption has on students’ behaviours. In more detail, the analysis will explain how the individual and contextual variables influence students’ behaviours and corruption perception.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors employed a structured questionnaire administered to 200 Italian students attending Bachelor and Master Degrees courses, based on a theoretical background that considers corruption in higher education as the result of the interplay between the various actors and institutions in the field.

Findings

Findings have both interesting academic and practical implications, since the study advances the literature on corruption in higher education and also advances a framework explaining how contextual and individual characteristics influence students’ behaviours and corruption perception.

Originality/value

The study presents manifold interesting implications both for academics, practitioners and policy-makers on the impact that students’ corruption perception has on the whole higher education system.

Keywords

Citation

Andrea Tomo, Lucio Todisco and Gianluigi Mangia (2019) "Contextual and individual characteristics effects on students’ corruption perception and behaviours in higher education", Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Vol. 35 No. 1, pp. 28-43

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DOI

: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEAS-06-2018-0070

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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