Analysis of the Recognisability of the Corruption Perception Index Among Students of the University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica
Apart from decelerating significantly the economic activity, the financial crisis has increased the presence of corruption in many societies. Preventing corruption is one of the leading challenges not only for the government but also for the overall society and economy of the Republic of Croatia. Crisis is an ideal motive for new strategies and reforms, and the response to financial crisis has to be directed to fighting corruption in all segments. The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is a complex index based on surveys and studies carried out by independent institutions, and it measures the corruption in the public sector, among officials, employees or politicians, i.e. administrative and political corruption. According to the report by the Transparency International, the Republic of Croatia is, as expected, far below the EU average according to CPI. Apart from the problem of the very existence of corruption in Croatia, the problem lies also in the lack of information and awareness of the public about the issue of corruption. The method of survey was used to carry out a study about the corruption perceptions index among the students of the University of Applied Sciences. The results and conclusions of the studies and the statistical data are presented in the paper.