Title: The unique effect of dynamic motivation and different perception of organisational politics on students' ethics

Authors: Setyabudi Indartono

Addresses: Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Jl Colombo No. 1, Caturtunggal, Depok, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Abstract: Although scholars coincide with the need to support higher education students toward higher levels of ethics, their findings lack dynamic individual behaviour and environmental influence. Students' motive and their perception of external dynamics are closely to react to their ethical behaviour. Various education systems and technologies are believed to boost students' ethics behaviours differently. This study investigates the effect of motivation and perception of organisational politics on students' ethics. It is employed by 2,375 higher educations' students. This study expected that students' motivation and their perception of organisational politics have a significant unique effect on their ethics. Multiple regressions are used to analyse the data. The better ethical behaviour of the student is shown by a student with higher motivation and perceives less political behaviour at school. The unique findings show that motivation able to strengthens the effect of perception of organisational politics on their ethical behaviour, and perception of organisational politics strengthen the effect of students' motivation on their ethical behaviour. Implications and future research are discussed.

Keywords: motivation; perception of organisational politics; POP; students' ethics; systems; technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBSR.2020.108291

International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 2020 Vol.14 No.3, pp.362 - 383

Received: 10 Jan 2019
Accepted: 15 Apr 2019

Published online: 08 Jul 2020 *

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