ERIC Number: EJ1090093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
A Study about the Academic Integrity of Second-Year Aviation Students in U.S. Higher Education
Asim, Muhammad; Chambers, Cheryl; González, Ramón-Osvaldo; Morote, Elsa-Sofia; Walter, Richard J.
Journal of College and Character, v16 n3 p169-179 2015
This study measures the influence of an ethics course on the academic integrity of second-year college students enrolled in an aviation program in the United States and their beliefs about following Federal Aviation Regulations standards. Academic integrity is defined by three variables: beliefs about not cheating, beliefs about exhibiting moral behavior, and beliefs about following a code of conduct. Normalized gains, bivariate correlations, and independent samples t-test procedures indicated significant differences in academic integrity between aviation students who took an ethics course and students who did not take an ethics course. The gain in reported moral behavior was found not to be significant. The results of the study imply that offering ethics courses to aviation students promotes their academic integrity. Future studies about other factors that influence the academic integrity of aviation students in college are recommended.
Descriptors: Ethics, College Students, Aviation Education, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Correlation, Cheating, Standards, Federal Regulation, Futures (of Society), Moral Values, Statistical Analysis, Reliability
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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