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ERIC Number: EJ1043881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1527-9316
Locus of Control, Academic Self-Concept, and Academic Dishonesty among High Ability College Students
Rinn, Anne N.; Boazman, Janette
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v14 n4 p88-114 Oct 2014
The purposes of the current study were to evaluate a measure of academic dishonesty and examine high ability college students' loci of control and its effect on behaviors of academic dishonesty, as moderated by academic self-concept. A total of 357 high ability college students enrolled at two universities in the southwestern United States took part in this study. Variables and the moderation of academic self-concept were examined for the aggregate group (n = 357) and for the disaggregate honors and non-honors groups. Students completed the Rotter Internal-External Locus of Control Scale (Rotter, 1966), the Self-Description Questionnaire III (Marsh, 1989), and a scale to measure academic dishonesty based on the work of Geddes (2011). A 17-item measure of academic dishonesty was developed. Results indicate locus of control does not significantly predict academic dishonesty for the non-honors group, but several relationships were found among variables for the aggregate group and for the honors and non-honors groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rotter Internal External Locus of Control Scale; Self Description Questionnaire
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