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ERIC Number: EJ951944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Source Is Important when Developing a Social Norms Campaign to Combat Academic Dishonesty
Engler, Jennifer N.; Landau, Joshua D.
Teaching of Psychology, v38 n1 p46-48 Jan 2011
This study examined the effect of information source on students' estimates of academic dishonesty. Undergraduates read an estimate of the incidence of academic dishonesty. Half of the participants were told that the source was a professor's study and the other half heard that the source was a student's study. Participants then estimated the likelihood that they, their friends, and the average college student would plagiarize or cheat on tests. Results indicated that when the source of the statistic was a professor, students were more likely to provide estimates of cheating and plagiarism that more closely approximated the provided statistic. The authors discuss how these findings might be used to enhance social norms campaign efforts. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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