Ethical Inclinations, Graduate Students, State University in Catanduanes, Philippines
Custodio, Lily P.
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This study presents the ethical inclinations of graduate students at a state university in Catanduanes, Philippines. The influence of age, gender, and curricular program affiliation on the importance of head and heart traits was evaluated. Any significant difference between the master’s and doctoral students’ attribution on the importance of these traits was investigated. The respondents value head traits more than the heart traits; however, honesty was valued as extremely important in achieving career success. Older respondents are open-minded and cool under stress, friendly, loyal to their fellow workers, with sense of humor, and idealistic. Similar ethical inclinations on the importance of these traits were determined between male and female respondents and among them in terms of curricular program affiliation. Graduate students are satisfied in creating something new and value openness (spontaneity) and critical and questioning attitude towards authority