Should college education play a significant role in teaching students about ethics?


A ten question survey was administered to a medium size university in the Midwest. The responses were fashioned in a 5-item Likert Scale ranging from Strongly Disagree to Strongly Agree. The results were interpreted by SPSS and relationships, frequencies, and descriptive statistics were drawn from the results of this program. The purpose of this study was to investigate the findings of this survey that indicated that one’s education institution should be responsible for ethics training and whether one’s sex or race would determine their stand on ethics education. Several items of interest were derived from this study including science and engineering as the only discipline that indicated ethical training could be achieved before one enters university life as indicated in the appendices.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Phillip Coleman
John K. Atkinson
Shashie Waduge
Year of Publication: 
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies.
Jul 15
Date Published: 
Friday, January 1, 2016
Place Published: 
Jacksonville. Florida
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ISSN Number: 
Online: 1941-3394, Print: 2327-5324
Dr. Raymond Papp, Professor of ITM, The University of Tampa