The Attitudes and Perception of Youth Towards Against Corruption: the Case of Kirkos Sub City Woreda Seven Addis Ababa Youth Association.

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Addis Ababa University


The aim of this study was to investigate the perception and attitude of youth against corruption, focusing on Kirkos sub-city wereda seven, Addis Ababa youth association. The study also investigated the perception of youth on corruption, acceptable and non-acceptable behavior by youth, why youth not reporting corruption, the youth’s perceived causes of corruption and the responsibilities of youth against corruption. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used, employing a combination of interviews, structured respondent questionnaires on kirkos sub city woreda seven youth association. Questionnaire as a method of survey employed as a scientific instrument to obtain data from 110 selected samples in kirkos sub city woreda seven youth association. Also, the researcher conducted interviews with 10 samples of youth association leaders who are working for long time in the association. A Purposive sampling method was employed to select samples for interviewees and questionnaire. The study's findings showed that the youth perception on corruption, Corruption directly destroy various systems. More over the study found out that corruption as unaccepted behavior. Youth perceived response they don’t Report incidents of corruption and they did not report their observations of corruption felt that nothing useful would be done even if they reported about it. The major causes of corruption by youth could be no ethics or moral, discriminatory & non-uniform application of laws and rules, lack of information and transparency on rules & procedures as the major causes of corruption. Based on the analysis conducted in this study it is clear that the respondents were aware the cause and impact of corruption in this country. However, the government effort to combat corruption was not genuine and ineffective the finding identified leaders themselves are corrupt, and the authority vested upon them for personal interest, they will not be exemplary leaders; also, they will not let anti-corruption watchdogs, if there are any, in force the full length of security of the law against to suspect of corrupt behavior. Institutions have roles on combating corruption. Youth should be good ambassadors of integrity, transparency, accountability and good governance so as to bring meaningful and sustainable development in the country.



Perception, corruption, attitude of youth, youth association