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ERIC Number: ED523668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 132
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1242-3912-5
Student Self-Reported Academically Dishonest Behavior in Two-Year Colleges in the State of Ohio
Ferguson, Lauren M.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Toledo
This study investigated college students' self-reported academically dishonest behaviors at two-year colleges in the state of Ohio. More specifically, this study investigated two-year students' self-reported perceptions of acts of plagiarism and whether particular characteristics were related to students who chose to plagiarize. This study replicated research from Donald McCabe's investigations of four-year institutions and students' self-reported cheating behaviors. This survey research used the McCabe Academic Integrity Student Survey instrument. Multi-stage sampling was used to collect data from English Composition I class sections from four two-year colleges in the state of Ohio. The results from this current research revealed that demographic traits such as age and gender were related to the students who chose to engage in self-reported acts of plagiarism. Women self-reported cheating more than men and younger students self-reported cheating more than older students. Students with grade point averages of 2.49 and higher self-reported cheating more than students with lower grade point averages. Cheating was self-reported most by students ages 18-31. Students between the ages of 18-24 self-reported cheating more than those ages 25-31.The students that identified pressures related to part-time or full-time work and/or caring for children or an older adult self-reported cheating more than students not affiliated with such pressures. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio