Journal/Book/Conference Title Title
2014 Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Twenty-third Annual International Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
Previous research has shown that a variety of factors may be implicated when researchers engage in misconduct, typically falling within three broad categories of personal background or disposition, immediate situational factors, and environmental variables related to peers, departments, fields, universities, or larger scientific systems. The goal of this project was to examine how faculty researchers elect to engage in more or less serious forms of misconduct, grounded in two theoretical frameworks: a) Rational Choice Theory, which posits that individuals are rational beings who select options that promise the greatest rewards and fewest drawbacks possible (Tittle, et.al., 2010); and b) the Rest, et.al., four-component model of moral decision-making which focuses on moral sensitivity, judgment, intention, and action (Rest, 1984).
Department of Social Work
Center for Academic Ethics
Original Publication Date
UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
©2014 Anita M. Gordon
Gordon, Anita M., "Rational and moral perceptions of research misconduct" (2014). Faculty Publications. 3.