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Student Perception of Ethics in Bangladesh, India, and the United States

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016





Conference Session

Ethical Reasoning and Responsibility

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Engineering Ethics

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Quamrul H. Mazumder University of Michigan, Flint

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Dr. Quamrul Mazumder is currently an associate professor of mechanical engineering at University of Michigan-Flint. His areas of research include computational fluid dynamics, multiphase flow, quality in higher education, metacognition, motivation, and engagement of students. He is a Fulbright scholar travelled around the world to promote quality and globalization of higher education.

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Raghava Mahankali University of Michigan, Flint Orcid 16x16

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Raghava Mahankali is a graduate student from the University of Michigan-Flint. He finished his graduation in Computer Science Major. His research is on Student Satisfaction and Ethics.

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Ethics is an important attribute that students must develop to succeed in their academic endeavor and profession. To prepare students with higher ethical standards, it is essential to integrate ethics into the curriculum. A survey questionnaire was used to investigate the ethical standards among students of three different countries. The objective was to evaluate students’ perception on ethical standards using 5 factors: 1) the impact of education and faculty on ethics; 2) students’ attitude towards cheating; 3) the impact of technology on ethical standards; 4) the importance of ethics; and 5) the ethical campus environment. A total of 138 responses were collected from 4 different universities. Analysis of the data showed students’ perception on ethics to be relevant in shaping their own ethical behavior. Students’ perception on cheating showed that they tend to cheat less often in colleges when compared to high schools. Students reported ethics to be important, and they tend to hold themselves to the same ethical standards to their peers. No significant difference was observed in ethical standards among students in Bangladesh, India & USA. College students reported the environment to be more ethical due to higher ethical standards of the faculty.

Mazumder, Q. H., & Mahankali, R. (2016, June), Student Perception of Ethics in Bangladesh, India, and the United States Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25907

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