Purpose: The sole objective of the current study is to determine the impact of anti-corruption awareness and the anti- corruption initiatives on ethical values and the citizenship behavior.
Research Methodology: In a quantitative paradigm, the mediating role of ethical values is examined between anti-corruption awareness, anti-corruption initiatives and citizenship behavior. The sample size comprised 310 eleventh-grade students from Malang, East Java, Indonesia. A questionnaire was distributed to collect the data. SEM-PLS technique was adopted to analyse the data.
Findings: Finding of the study reveal that there is a significant effect of anti-corruption awareness and anti-corruption initiatives on ethical values. Moreover, the ethical values significantly mediate the relationship of anti-corruption awareness, anti-corruption initiatives and citizenship behavior.
Implications for Research and Practice: As there are limited studies describing the effect of anti-corruption awareness and initiatives on the citizenship behavior, therefore, this study fills this gap and quantitatively describe the mechanism of the effect of anti-corruption awareness and anticorruption initiatives on citizenship behavior. Furthermore, the findings of this study are significant for the educational policy makers of Indonesia.
Keywords: Anti-corruption initiative, ethical values, anti-corruption awareness, citizenship behavior, education system.