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ERIC Number: ED003834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Dec
Pages: 291
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STUDENT DISHONESTY AND ITS CONTROL IN COLLEGE.
BOWERS, WILLIAM J.
ACADEMIC DISHONESTY ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES WAS STUDIED. DATA WERE COLLECTED BY A QUESTIONNAIRE TO A NATIONWIDE REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE. QUESTIONNAIRES WERE FIRST SENT TO DEANS OF STUDENTS AND STUDENT BODY PRESIDENTS. RESPONSES WERE OBTAINED FROM MORE THAN 600 DEANS AND 500 STUDENT BODY PRESIDENTS. THE DATA PROVIDED IDEAS AND PROBLEMS TO BE STUDIED MORE INTENSIVELY IN THE SECOND STAGE OF THE STUDY. QUESTIONNAIRES WERE THEN SENT TO A SAMPLE OF STUDENTS DRAWN FROM 99 SCHOOLS REPRESENTED BY DEANS AND STUDENT BODY PRESIDENTS OF THE PREVIOUS STAGE. COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRES WERE RECEIVED FROM 5,000 STUDENTS. THE REPORT OF ANALYSES INCLUDED (1) THE PROBLEM OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY IN CONTEXT, (2) THE SETTING IN WHICH ACADEMIC DISHONESTY OCCURS, (3) MEASURES OF CHEATING, (4) ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND CHEATING, (5) VALUE-ORIENTATION AND CHEATING, (6) HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCES AND CHEATING, (7) PEER DISAPPROVAL AND CHEATING, (8) COLLEGE CHARACTERISTICS AND THE LEVEL OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY, AND (9) INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR CONTROLLING ACADEMIC DISHONESTY. A MAJOR FINDING INDICATED THAT MEMBERS OF THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY GROSSLY UNDERESTIMATED THE MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM--AT LEAST HALF THE STUDENTS HAD ENGAGED IN SOME FORM OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY. FURTHER ACTIVITIES WERE SUGGESTED TO EXPLORE THE EFFECTS OF VARIOUS BACKGROUND FACTORS ON A STUDENT'S PERSONAL SENSE OF DISAPPROVAL OF CHEATING. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Bureau of Applied Social Research.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)