ERIC Number: EJ718831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Reference Count: 49
Factors Associated with Student Plagiarism in a Post-1992 University
Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, v30 n2 p137-162 Apr 2005
A model intended to explain the incidence of plagiarism among undergraduates in the Business Studies department of a post-1992 university was constructed and tested on a sample of 249 students completing Business Studies units at a post-1992 university in Greater London. It was hypothesised that the occurrence of plagiarism could be predicted via three attitudinal considerations (individual perceptions of the ethicality of the practice, fear of penalties if caught and fear of failing a degree); two personal traits (goal orientation and academic integration), and three situational factors (financial, current grades achieved, and how strictly lecturing staff enforced anti-plagiarism rules). Proposals concerning possible inter-relations and interactions among these variables were also formulated and assessed.
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Cheating, Higher Education, Student Characteristics, Goal Orientation, Fear, Educational Environment, Socioeconomic Status
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)