The Academic Ethics of Graduate Students at Yarmouk University: From the Point of View of the Students Themselves

Siham Mohammad Taha, Othman Abdulkader Obeidat


The study aims to identify the reality and degree of commitment of postgraduate students to ethical behaviors from the students' own point of view, and to identify the statistical differences of the reality of academic ethics according to the variables of gender, college and academic degree. The sample of the study consisted of (270) male and female postgraduate students, and in order to achieve the objectives of the study and answer its questions, the questionnaire- based survey approach was followed. The results showed that the degree of commitment to academic ethics among postgraduate students was average in all fields, where the arithmetic mean about the reality of the degree of commitment to academic ethics was (3.50) and mean of the ethics of human and community relations was (2.85). Results also indicated that there were statistically significant differences at the level of (α 0.05). According to the difference in the gender variable and in favor of males, and there were no differences in relation to the variable of the college to which the student belongs. Therefore, it is imperative for the Jordanian universities to enhance and develop the degree of commitment to ethics among students in general, whether inside or outside universities.

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