ERIC Number: EJ1180625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Disciplinary Action for Academic Dishonesty: Does the Student's Gender Matter?
Witmer, Hope; Johansson, Jonas
International Journal for Educational Integrity, v11 Article 6 Dec 2015
The purpose of this study is to identify if gender differences exist with respect to conviction of university students for academic dishonesty. To investigate this phenomenon, data from the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (SNAHE) and from disciplinary boards of several Swedish universities were evaluated from a gender perspective. To identify whether the penalty severity for academic dishonesty is gender biased, the ratio of suspensions/warnings for male and female students was calculated. It was identified that female students are less prevalent in disciplinary matters and that there was no systematic gender bias in penalty severities (warnings or suspensions). In addition, female students deny academic dishonest behaviors more than male students, indicating a possibly higher false conviction rate.
Descriptors: Ethics, Cheating, Gender Differences, Data Analysis, School Statistics, Higher Education, Gender Bias, Discipline, Suspension, Student Behavior, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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