Developing a Model for Promoting Professional Ethics of Faculty Members at the Islamic Azad University in the Dimension of Education

  •  Leila Taheri    
  •  Hamid Maleki    


The current research aimed to develop a model for promoting professional ethics of faculty members of the Islamic Azad University. For this, the most important components and areas of professional ethics were identified; also, relationship between professional ethics and some demographic characteristics, including gender, age and educational major were addressed. To meet this goal, a sample of education practitioners, faculty members and doctoral students was selected via a purposive sampling method for the qualitative part of the research. Also, via studying documents and interviews conducted with the academic practitioners and doctoral students, professional ethics related components were identified, and accordingly, an inventory consisting of 81 items was prepared and was administered to 600 faculty members of Azad University. Factorial analysis results indicated that the individual area consisted of 4 components, which explained 78/53% of its variance in total; organizational area consisted of 3 components which explained 68/96% of its variance and one factor was obtained within the environmental area that explained 86/82% of its variance. Results of structural equations modeling suggested that the recommended conceptual model enjoyed some acceptable goodness of fit with data. Findings pertaining to the validation of the model, including five parts (philosophy and objectives, theoretical basics, perception framework, administrative stages and evaluation system) illustrated that the model enjoys good validity from the views of experts.

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