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ERIC Number: EJ789512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Professional Integrity in Higher Education: A Study of Administrative Staff Ethics in Student Affairs
Reybold, L. Earle; Halx, Mark D.; Jimenez, Anne L.
Journal of College Student Development, v49 n2 p110-124 Mar-Apr 2008
This study examined administrative staff perceptions of professional ethics in a student affairs division at one university. In-depth interviews were conducted with 12 staff members (six assistant/associate vice presidents and six directors) and analyzed using the constant comparative method. Participants described three dimensions of professional ethicality: regulatory, situated, and collective. Discussion focuses on the inadequacy of personal or professional values alone to guide complex ethical reasoning in higher education, as well as the need for creating and sustaining ethical environments in student affairs through ethical modeling and relational leadership. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A