Relationship between Creativity and Academic Integrity of Students: An Empirical Study of Management Students in India

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, India

2 Department of Management Studies and Research Centre, PESIT – Bangalore South Campus, India


Purpose: Creativity and integrity are two very important pillars of success for any corporate, and looking at some of the recent corporate frauds and scams across the globe, the present study is an attempt to study the relationship between academic integrity and creativity of students pursuing management education in India.
Methodology: The study is descriptive and cross sectional in design. Self reported questionnaires were used to collect data from students studying management courses (PG) in selected business schools from cities like Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. SPSS 17 was used to run the statistical analysis. Reliability and validity of the scales were also assessed.
Findings: The findings of the study suggest that academic integrity and creativity of students are negatively correlated. This is a concern for both academia and industry as co-existence of both is very important and desirable.
Value: The present study is valuable and unique in a sense that the researcher was not able to find any empirical research that tests a similar relationship, having students as the target population. Also, there is no such evidence in the Indian context as well.