Ethical Decision Making In Higher Education Institutions

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Panumas Thongchana
Ravipa Thummachote


     This research aims to study the ethical decision-making approaches of academics in institutions of higher education when they encounter ethical conflicts regarding the determination of academic positions. Interpretative phenomenological analysis, a form of qualitative research, together with document research are used. Data is further collected from in-depth interviews with a total of 17 academics from institutions of higher education.
     The study reveals that ethical decision making in institutions of higher education occurs, for the most part, without a structure. This is due to the complexity of the situations and the lack of clarity about the problems. As a result, it is not possible to determine in advance the decision-making approaches to address such ethical problems. Factors that impact the ethical decision-making approaches include personal characteristics in terms of the prior experiences of decision makers and the organizational culture.

Article history: Received 20 March 2023
                           Revised  2 May 2023
                           Accepted 3 May 2023              
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Thongchana, P., & Thummachote, R. (2023). Ethical Decision Making In Higher Education Institutions. Journal of Management Science Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, 10(1), 150–159. (Original work published June 30, 2023)
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