Student Perceptions of Workplace Corruption and Its Effect on Their Academic Motivation

EJSBS ISSN: 2301-2218

19 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2017

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Njomza Llullaku

University of Prishtina

Dashamir Bërxulli

University of Prishtina (Albanian)

Date Written: August 30, 2017


Corruption is a worldwide issue, and our understanding of it has been shaped by public policy at the expense of personal motivation. Therefore, a psychological standpoint is required to identify youth at risk of future exploitation. A total of 890 students (psychology, economics, law and education) participated in this study, and their motivation for being at university (AMS-C 28) and their perceptions of the effects of corruption on motivation (PoCM) were measured. Interestingly, students reported that their perception of corruption in the workplace affects their intrinsic motivation and subsequently, the amotivated group reported the highest willingness to use corruption in the future. The study proposes that the self-determination theory in conjunction with PoCM can potentially identify students at risk. We argue that intrinsic motivation, the form closest to the self-determined end of the SDT continuum, can protect students from the adverse effects of corruption.

Keywords: Perceived corruption, amotivation, SDT, AMS, psychology, students at risk, Kosovo

Suggested Citation

Llullaku, Njomza and Bërxulli, Dashamir, Student Perceptions of Workplace Corruption and Its Effect on Their Academic Motivation (August 30, 2017). EJSBS ISSN: 2301-2218, Available at SSRN:

Njomza Llullaku (Contact Author)

University of Prishtina ( email )

Str. 'George Bush', n.n
Prishtina, 10000

Dashamir Bërxulli

University of Prishtina (Albanian) ( email )

Street “Bil Clinton” nr. n.n.
Ulpijanë Prishtinë
Bellobrad, KS Prishtinë 22060

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