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ERIC Number: EJ1141921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-346X
The Effect of Personality Characteristics on Business Students' Perceptions of Cheating
Elias, Rafik Z.
Journal of Learning in Higher Education, v11 n1 p11-16 Spr 2015
Cheating is a common problem among college students. Research shows that business students cheat more often than other students and that this cheating was correlated with future unethical workplace behavior. The current study examines some psychological determinants of business students' cheating perception. A survey was administered to 474 undergraduate business students in two universities. The levels of Individualism/Collectivism and the Protestant Work Ethic were measured for each respondent as well as his/her perception of various questionable cheating actions. The results indicated that high Collectivists and those with a high Protestant Work Ethic were more likely to view cheating actions as more unethical than Individualists and those with a lower work ethic. The results have implications for college instructors in their attempt to reduce the likelihood of cheating.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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