Encouraging student ethical behavior through ethical climate in higher education

Nurdian Susilowati, Kusmuriyanto Kusmuriyanto, Kris Brantas Abiprayu


This study investigated the direct and indirect effects of learning styles, ethics education, and ethical climate on student’s ethical behavior. The samples were obtained through a proportionate random sampling technique so that 273 students had taken the courses of conservation education, professional ethics for teachers, and business ethics. The data were collected using questionnaires and analyzed using path analysis. The research findings showed that learning styles and ethical education could directly influence ethical behavior. At the same time, the ethical climate did not have a direct influence on ethical behavior. The ethical climate could not mediate the effect of learning styles and ethics education on ethical behavior. It means that learning styles and ethical education contribute significantly to the formation of good behavior and student’s characters. It is supporting a learning styles approach suggests that it offers benefit to students.


Ethical behavior; Ethics education; Ethical climate; Learning styles; Student’s characters

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11591/edulearn.v15i2.19271


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Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn)
ISSN: 2089-9823, e-ISSN 2302-9277
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