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ERIC Number: EJ1098307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1083-6470
What Is Cheating? Student and Faculty Perception of What They Believe Is Academically Dishonest Behavior
Watson, George; Sottile, James; Liang, Jia Grace
Journal of Research in Education, v24 n1 p120-134 Spr-Sum 2014
The study of ethics and moral development of college students is an important issue. Knowing and understanding the ethical behavior of college students can lead to changing and increasing appropriate behavior among graduate and undergraduate students. Such changes in ethical behavior and moral development during the college experience can strengthen the foundation for appropriate adjustments and foster a greater awareness for positive ethical behavior throughout a lifetime. This research study examined the perception of what students and faculty believe is academically dishonest behavior by identifying different types of scenarios. Given the cheating behavior by students, it is important to know what students and faculty actually believe is academically dishonest behavior. The research question was "What do students and faculty perceive as cheating?" Students and faculty were surveyed and the findings indicate a clear discord between perceptions of cheating and actual cheating as determined by students and faculty.
Eastern Educational Research Association. George Watson, Marshall University, One John Marshall Drive, College of Education and Professional Development, Huntington, WV 25755. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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