Phenomenological Study of Exploring Integrity Culture during Covid-19 in Ethiopia

Debebe Alemu Kebede, Mesfin Lemma


Integrity is a common issue regardless of level of economy and conditions. The aim of this study was to explore what integrity looks like in Ethiopia during COVID-19. The study philosophical stances will be objectivist ontology and critical realist epistemology. To achieve the objective of the study, the qualitative phenomenological method will be applied to illustrate the issue. The necessary data was collected from purposively selected stakeholders by using semi-structured interview and observation as well document analysis for the secondary data. The study revealed there is a problem of awareness about the pandemic specifically in rural areas of the country, there is also a problem on existing media making the pandemic their prior issues, the business ethics are highly violated and leaders of political parties prioritizing issues of election rather than pandemic. Commonly prioritization of the current worldwide pandemics is what expected from different stakeholders in the country.


Phenomenology, Integrity, Ethiopia, COVID-19

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