Factors influencing Occupational Ethics among Faculty Members at Farhangian University: A Mixed Method Research

Mirmajid Mohammadi Fomani, Asghar Sharifi, Al'addin Etemad Ahari, PhD Student in Curriculum Planning, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Counseling, Roudehen Islamic Azad University, Roudehen, Iran., Assistant Prof., of Educational Management, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Counseling, Roudehen Islamic Azad University, Roudehen, Iran., Assistant Prof., of Educational Management, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Counseling, Roudehen Islamic Azad University, Roudehen, Iran.
2020 Journal of Occupational Health and Epidemiology  
Article Info Background: Due to the central role of ethics in the overall success of professors and teachers in developing curricula and their direct relationship with students, the present study aims to investigate the factors influencing occupational ethics in faculty members at Farhangian University. Materials and Methods: This study uses a mixed method with a sequential explanatory design. The statistical population of the research in the qualitative section included 23 academic experts and
more » ... cademic experts and officials of Farhangian University selected by targeted sampling. The quantitative section of the study included all faculty members of Farhangian University from all around the country, with 267 of whom selected using cluster random sampling. The research tool in the qualitative section was interviews, and researchermade questionnaire with 69 questions was used in the quantitative section. The results indicated the validity of the instrument. In addition, the Cronbach's alpha coefficient and retest results verified the reliability of the tool. Data analysis was performed through coding in the qualitative section of the research, and in the quantitative section, structural equation modelling was done using SPSS V22.0 and Lisrel V8.8. Results: According to the results, factors influencing occupational ethics among faculty members at Farhangian University included ethical intelligence (0.124), ethical leadership (0.197), organizational commitment (0.222), organizational culture (0.099), organization climate (0.143), work engagement (0.153), interactive justice (0.153), occupational competence (0.210), and personal development (0.265). Conclusion: The results implied that all the above-mentioned identified factors were desirable among faculty members at Farhangian University, and the proposed model had a good fit.
doi:10.29252/johe.9.1.41 fatcat:a7uj7phfbfgspgforbe42uecgm