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Table 1 Themes identified in the interviews of the qualitative phase

From: Ethical values in college education: a mixed-methods pilot study to assess health sciences students’ perceptions

Attitudes for harmony in human relations
Respect others General attitude toward others
 ▪ The material, their work
 ▪ Their wishes, their value
 ▪ Not to disturb
 ▪ Not to impose
 ▪ Respect others’ opinions
 ▪ Be responsible to classmates and teachers
 ▪ Environment and nature
 ▪ Not to waste the money that parents invest
Assistance
Confidentiality
Empathy, courtesy, listening, patience
Solidarity, generosity, fairness
Neutrality, justice
Sensitivity to complicated cases
Not to have prejudices
Construction of the self
 ▪ Feeling good about yourself and others
 ▪ The self begins from childhood
 ▪ Self-esteem
 ▪ Self-respect
 ▪ Self-improvement
 ▪ Responsibility for oneself
 ▪ Emotional balance
 ▪ Effort-be hard-working
Constancy
Focus on what is important
Organization
Study
Feel good for helping
Meet the expectations of classmates and teachers
Respond to what they ask you
Rules and regulations
 ▪ Common standards
 ▪ Rights and duties
 ▪ What is right
 ▪ Principles and values
 ▪ Justice
 ▪ Maintain your values and respect those of others.
Do the right thing
Experienced since childhood
Standards of behavior
What is right
Encourage the dynamics of the class
Participate