Integrity and Learning: Enhancing Workability and Student Performance Outcomes
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Type of Work17 pages
Citation of Original PublicationIsberg, Steven C. and Thundiyil, Tomas and Owen, Robert H., Integrity and Learning: Enhancing Workability and Student Performance Outcomes (September 18, 2012).
This paper uses a positive model of integrity to assess the impact of the practice of integrity on student learning outcomes. The model posits integrity as honoring one's word, and provides a very clear and specific definition of what constitutes one's word. The model is then implemented in a classroom setting, where the degree to which students honor their word is measured. Subsequent statistical tests demonstrate that higher levels of integrity are associated with superior classroom performance, even after controlling for factors such as incoming grade point average and personality traits.