A Critical Appraisal of Integrity Clubs in Bhutan

Tenzin Phuntsho

Education Division, Department of Prevention and Education, ACC, Bhutan.

Kinzang Gyeltshen *

Evaluation and Assessment Division, Department of Prevention and Education, ACC, Bhutan.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


This study delves into the values of youth, highlighting its importance in influencing ethical behaviors and principles. It emphasizes the importance of anti-corruption programs in spreading the values, especially among Bhutanese youth. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Ministry of Education and Skill Development (MoESD) instituted school integrity clubs in 2017 to promote ethical behaviors, knowledge-sharing, and participation in fighting corruption. The study utilizes Youth Integrity Assessment (YIA) 2022 data, which includes 130 Integrity Club (IC) members and 179 non-IC members. The study aims to evaluate the impact of IC on the values of youth. Welch's t-test was utilized to compare the values of IC members with non-IC members. The results indicate a positive impact on the values of youth, highlighting the significance of implementing integrity clubs in schools/institutes. Furthermore, the correlation between the variables shows a positive relationship. This study suggests that the ACC and MoESD should cascade this initiative to other schools or institutes.

Keywords: Integrity club, youth, values, corruption, schools, ethical behavior, ethical principles, public education

How to Cite

Phuntsho, T., & Gyeltshen, K. (2024). A Critical Appraisal of Integrity Clubs in Bhutan. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 30(6), 486–495. https://doi.org/10.9734/jsrr/2024/v30i62065


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