Factors Influencing Professional Ethics Development in Virtual Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 Payam-e-Noor University, Kerman, Iran, Email: Soltanimoghaddam7@gmail.com

2 Faculty Member of Payam-e-Noor University, Kerman, Iran


Ethic is a reflection and mirror image of dominant values in organizational activities and responsibilities. The present study investigates the experience and viewpoints of faculty members of Payam-e-Noor University of Kerman regarding the factors that may influence professional behavior at the stable virtual university. The study analyses the contents of the interviews of 14 faculty members the departments of Basic Sciences, Vocational-Engineering, Literature and Humanities at Payam-e-Noor University of Kerman in  September, 2013. The collected data were analyzed thematically. The findings of this study confirm ten minor and three shading themes: background factors, structural factors, and contextual factors. Further, this study specifies the factors that may influence on the development of professional ethic. Finally, based on the findings appropriate recommendations are given to the authorities responsible for higher education