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ERIC Number: EJ1174929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Development and Validation of Academic Dishonesty Scale (ADS): Presenting a Multidimensional Scale
Bashir, Hilal; Bala, Ranjan
International Journal of Instruction, v11 n2 p57-74 Apr 2018
The purpose of the study was to develop a scale measuring academic dishonesty of undergraduate students. The sample of the study constitutes nine hundred undergraduate students selected via random sampling technique. After receiving expert's opinions for the face and content validity of the scale, the exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were applied. EFA favored a six factor structure viz: cheating in examination; plagiarism; outside help; prior cheating; falsification and lying about academic assignments. Moreover, the findings obtained from the CFA showed that the structure consisting of 23 items and the six factors associated to academic dishonesty scale (ADS) had adequate consistency indices. The internal consistency indices, alpha coefficient (a = 0.831) is adequate for the academic dishonesty scale (ADS). Results from the study confirmed multidimensionality and robust psychometric properties of academic dishonesty scale.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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