Cheating students more likely to want government jobs, study finds
College students who cheated on a simple task were more likely to want government jobs, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania found in a study of hundreds of students in Bangalore, India.
Their results, recently released as a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, suggest that one of the contributing forces behind government corruption could be who gets into government work in the first place.
For instance, ‚Äúif people have the view that jobs in government are corrupt, people who are honest might not want to get into that system,‚ÄĚ said Rema Hanna, an associate professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. To combat that problem, governments may need to find new ways to screen people seeking jobs, she said....
I have no doubt about that, Neil. Why wasn't this a study about the ignorant American college graduate? SA may have some readers in India, but they have a lot more in America and Great Britain. Yes, a lot of party boys (and girls?) apply for government jobs in this country, this type of test should --not-- be voluntary for them! The New Post-College Assessment: Good for Business.