ERIC Number: ED427355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Ignorance of the Crime Is No Excuse: Do Public Speaking Students Even Know What Cheating Is?
Holm, Todd T.
In an attempt to get an idea of students' perceptions of cheating and the frequency with which cheating occurs, a study examined 203 students currently enrolled in public speaking classes from two-year and four-year schools on the East Coast and in the Midwest. The survey was divided into four parts which: (1) gathered biographical information about the students; (2) provided a hypothetical situation and asked if it was cheating; (3) asked them to confess to various forms of cheating they may have committed in a speech class; and (4) asked if they knew anyone else who had cheated. Results indicated that only 95 of the 203 students reported that they had not cheated in some way. Findings suggest that roughly 78% of the students from four-year institutions cheated, while the number at two-year institutions was roughly 57%. (Contains a diagram, 3 tables of data, and 16 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association (84th, New York, NY, November 21-24, 1998).