Exploring Dimensions of Corruption in Education Sector


  • Dr. Shahnila Tariq
  • Dr. ShaziaQayyum
  • Dr. Iram Fatima
  • Dr. Sonia Omer
  • Syed Muhammad Ahmad Hassan Gillani


Corruption; Education Sector; Exploratory Factor Analysis; Academic


Rate of corruption in increasing day- by- day in Pakistan. It has affected almost every department of the government. The present research was an effort to explore major dimensions of corruption in education sector. Information regarding types and ways of corruption in education sector was collected from students, teachers and administrative staff to construct a questionnaire through open ended questionnaire asking only to enlist the factors. The self-constructed questionnaire was administered to collect data from students, teachers and administrative staff(N=300) with age range 20-55 (M= 37.5. SD=4.5) from different departments of University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan by using convenient sampling technique. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was used to determine the
nature and number of factors. Total three factors were identified namely: academic, administrative and moral/ethical. The most significant factor was the "academic" factor, with nearly 36.90% of the total variance. The findings can be used for eradication of corruption in education sector by controlling it all the three identified levels in order to make corruption free education sector.




How to Cite

Dr. Shahnila Tariq, Dr. ShaziaQayyum, Dr. Iram Fatima, Dr. Sonia Omer, & Syed Muhammad Ahmad Hassan Gillani. (2023). Exploring Dimensions of Corruption in Education Sector. Elementary Education Online, 20(4), 1344–1350. Retrieved from https://ilkogretim-online.org/index.php/pub/article/view/5007




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