ERIC Number: EJ1138625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
The Role of Emotions and Attitudes in Causing and Preventing Cheating
Rettinger, David A.
Theory Into Practice, v56 n2 p103-110 2017
Given that students at secondary and postsecondary levels believe that certain behaviors are morally wrong and consider them cheating, they still perform them, albeit infrequently. This article examines the psychology of cheating, emphasizing individual psychological factors that influence integrity behavior. From this research, strategies to prevent cheating for students at all levels emerge. The evidence supports using self-concept, challenging neutralizing attitudes, and a focus on prosocial responses to cheating, rather than shaming students to reduce cheating.
Descriptors: Cheating, Prevention, Emotional Problems, Student Attitudes, Behavior Problems, Social Psychology, Change Strategies, Moral Values, Behavior Standards, Ethics, College Students, Secondary School Students, Integrity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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