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NCJ Number: 113833 Find in a Library
Title: Perceptual Analysis on Corruption
Journal: Social Defence  Volume:23  Issue:87  Dated:(January 1987)  Pages:24-28
Author(s): G Misra; U Jain
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 5
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: India
Annotation: This study investigated the perceived causes of corruption in contemporary Indian society by surveying 223 secondary school teachers from four states attending a teacher's training course at Bhopal University.
Abstract: An introduction reviews the pervasiveness of corruption in Indian society and institutions. Participants in this study ranged in age from 23 to 55 years, consisted of 62 females and 161 males, and participated in the research voluntarily. The results indicated that corruption is determined by multiple factors. Respondents felt that the materialistic outlook prevailing in today's society was a major cause. Other important individual causes were vested interest, lack of moral values, and desire for immediate gains. The article comments that the decline in social concern, rise in self-interest, and lack of tolerance are caused by at least two factors in postindependence India: sudden disappearance of role models and the emergence of materialistic values. A table and seven references.
Main Term(s): Corruption of public officials
Index Term(s): India; Societal norms; Society-crime relationships
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