The Effect of Education Against Corruption In Indonesia

12 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2019

Date Written: January 30, 2019


The purpose of this study is to determine the influence of Higher Education (HE) and the Human Development Index (HDI) in the fight against corruption in Indonesia. The main question in this paper focuses on the growing number of higher education institutions and the increasing human development index which are yet to reduce corruption in Indonesia. Corruption will lead to the disruption of the country’s survival and hampers its development. Corruption has occurred at all levels, which is marked by numerous government officials and law enforcement officers being involved in corruption. Combating corruption repressively failed to reduce corruption and Indonesia is still one of the most corrupt countries in Southeast Asia (Corruption Perception Index score was 36). One preventive way is by involving education with anti-corruption material which contains moral values, to keep a person away from corruption.

The research method used is the quantitative method, using secondary data from the Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistics in 2016. The data analysis used in this research is path analysis and the test result data are obtained by using the SPSS program. This research found that there is currently no significant effect of the number of higher education institutions and levels of HDI, either individually or together in reducing corruption in Indonesia. Preventive action through education, developing anti-corruption education and community involvement, are important solutions in the fight against corruption.

Keywords: corruption, human development index, education

Suggested Citation

Dirwan, Ahmad, The Effect of Education Against Corruption In Indonesia (January 30, 2019). OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 12, No. 01, pp. 53-64, 2019, Available at SSRN:

Ahmad Dirwan (Contact Author)

University of Suryadarma ( email )


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