The Effect of Religious Beliefs, Participation and Values on Corruption: Survey Evidence from Iraq

Marwah Abdulkareem, Tian Ye-zhuang
2017 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
This research tests the role that religious beliefs, rituals and values plays on the corruption in Iraq. Furthermore, the research assesses ethical and moral ideals pertinent to religion, in the Iraqi educational sector. Correlation analysis and linear regression help assess the relations among the study's constructs and variables. The hypotheses tested by multiple regression technique with the help of SPSS software. Grounded in the data collected from 600 employees, the results affirm that
more » ... lts affirm that religious beliefs have negative association with levels of corruption. Prayers in religious institution are influenced by the clergy, which serves as a set of life instructions to avoid corrupt practices. The generalizability of our results might be limited because we surveyed workers from a single sector; this calls for future studies to verify the stability of our findings across another sectors and firms.
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2017.080840 fatcat:v4tmyar6pbc3leucpmdck7jqky