POTENTIALITIES OF WHISTLEBLOWING IN DEALING WITH UNETHICAL PRACTICES IN THE NIGERIA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES

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ABSTRACT
Construction industry is a very challenging and complex sector. The ability to control and communicate with various stages, process and parties to meet the project objectives are not an easy job and these responsibilities are on the professionals shoulders. Besides that, the professionals are also facing their own crisis and dilemma as an ethical professional. This study is focusing on three group of professionals; engineers, architects and quantity surveyors. The objectives of this study are: to identify the elements of unethical conducts; the characteristics and responsibilities needed to avoid unethical conducts; and also trying to identify ways to reduce these problems. 100 sets of questionnaire surveys were distributed to the professionals in Bauchi state. From this study, the political and social behavior elements is identified as the most common element of unethical conducts with 90% agreement by the professionals. A total of six characteristics that are listed as important to the professionals which include integrity; accountability; trust; being responsible; self-discipline; communications skills and certain personality traits. For the responsibilities needed, including: to protect the interests and welfare of the client; to be loyal and not to engage in conflicts; and the professional as advisor to a client were the highest agreement between the professionals. A successful code of ethics is when the professionals perceive that it was created to guide the behavior of the professionals besides reinforce a company’s shared value. The professionals agreed that this method is the best solution to the ethic’s problems. The finding of the study can also be used by the industry to increase the level of ethics among the professional in Nigeria.



TABLE OF CONTENTS
Cover page - - - - - - - - - - -i
Declaration - - - - - - - - - - -ii
Certification - - - - - - - - - -iii
Dedication - - - - - - - - - - -iv
Acknowledgement - - - - - - - - - -v
Table of contents - - - - - - - - - -vi
Abstract - - - - - - - - - - -vii

CHAPTER ONE
1.0 Introduction - - - - - - - - - - -1
1.1Background of study - - - - - - - - -1
1.2 Problem Statement - - - - - - - - -6
1.3 Aim and Objective - - - - - - - - -7
1.4 Scope and Limitation - - - - - - - - -7
1.5 Importance of the Study - - - - - - - - -7
1.6 Research Question - - - - - - - - -8
1.7 Research Methodology - - - - - - - - -8

CHAPTER TWO
2.0 Literature Review - - - - - - - - - -10
2.1 Introduction - - - - - - - - - -10
2.2 Professional - - - - - - - - - -10
2.2.1 Professional ethics - - - - - - - - -12
2.2.2 Professional Responsibility - - - - - - - -13
2.2.3 The Professionals Dilemma - - - - - - - -14
2.2.4 Professional’s Organization - - - - - - - -16
2.3 National and Internal Sources of Law On Whistle Blowing - - - -21
2.4 Ethics of Construction Industry - - - - - - - -25
2.5 Definition of Ethics - - - - - - - - -27
2.5.1 Ethics History - - - - - - - - - -27
2.5.2 Codes of ethics - - - - - - - - -29
2.5.3 Internal Regulation Problems - - - - - - - -30
2.5.4 Ethical Behavior - - - - - - - - -30
2.5.5 Ethical Dilemma - - - - - - - - -32
2.5.6 The Ethical Crisis - - - - - - - - -33
2.5.7 Ethical culture - - - - - - - - -34
2.5.8 Creating Ethical Culture - - - - - - - -35
2.5.9 Ethical Work Environment - - - - - - - -37
2.6 Concepts of Ethics and Ethical Performance - - - - - -37
2.7 Effects of Unethical Behavior and Conduct on The Industry - - - -38
2.8 Checking Unethical Practices - - - - - - - -40
2.9 Unethical Professional - - - - - - - -41

CHAPTER THREE
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1 Introduction - - - - - - - - - -45
3.2 Research Methodology - - - - - - - - -45
3.3 Target Respondents - - - - - - - - -45
3.4 Sample Size Determination - - - - - - - - -45
3.5 Questionnaire Design and Administration - - - - - -46
3.6 Method Of Data Analysis - - - - - - - - -46
3.7 Conclusion - - - - - - - - - -46

CHAPTER FOUR
RESULT AND ANALYSIS
4.1 Introduction - - - - - - - - - -47
4.2 Data Presentation - - - - - - - - -47
4.3 Categories Of Practice By Respondents - - - - - -47

CHAPTER FIVE
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
5.1 Conclusions - - - - - - - - - -77
5.2 Recommendations - - - - - - - - -77
REFERENCES - - - - - - - - - -79

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Aminuddeen, I (2018). POTENTIALITIES OF WHISTLEBLOWING IN DEALING WITH UNETHICAL PRACTICES IN THE NIGERIA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES. Afribary.com: Retrieved July 18, 2018, from http://dubz-by-dan.co.uk/works/potentialities-of-whistleblowing-in-dealing-with-unethical-practices-in-the-nigeria-construction-industries-2935

MLA 8th

Ibraheem, Aminuddeen. "POTENTIALITIES OF WHISTLEBLOWING IN DEALING WITH UNETHICAL PRACTICES IN THE NIGERIA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 29 Jan. 2018, http://dubz-by-dan.co.uk/works/potentialities-of-whistleblowing-in-dealing-with-unethical-practices-in-the-nigeria-construction-industries-2935 . Accessed 18 Jul. 2018.

MLA7

Ibraheem, Aminuddeen. "POTENTIALITIES OF WHISTLEBLOWING IN DEALING WITH UNETHICAL PRACTICES IN THE NIGERIA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 18 Jul. 2018. < http://dubz-by-dan.co.uk/works/potentialities-of-whistleblowing-in-dealing-with-unethical-practices-in-the-nigeria-construction-industries-2935 >.

Chicago

Ibraheem, Aminuddeen. "POTENTIALITIES OF WHISTLEBLOWING IN DEALING WITH UNETHICAL PRACTICES IN THE NIGERIA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES" Afribary.com (2018). Accessed July 18, 2018. http://dubz-by-dan.co.uk/works/potentialities-of-whistleblowing-in-dealing-with-unethical-practices-in-the-nigeria-construction-industries-2935