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ERIC Number: EJ787800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
Modeling Academic Dishonesty: The Role of Student Perceptions and Misconduct Type
Kennedy, Peter; Bisping, Timothy O.; Patron, Hilde; Roskelley, Kenneth
Journal of Economic Education, v39 n1 p4-21 Win 2008
The authors explore academic misconduct in various forms and consider the role of student perceptions. They gather data from students in introductory economics courses regarding 31 types of misconduct. They estimate the relevance of various determinants of misconduct, acknowledging that they may vary across misconduct type and that students' perceptions may influence their behavior. Their estimates reveal that although there are determinants that influence student behavior across misconduct type, some types of misconduct have a unique set of determinants. They find that a student's perception of what constitutes misconduct is an important component of this behavioral decision. These results imply that to reduce a particular type of cheating, one must consider its specific determinants and ensure that students believe that the act is misconduct. In addition, students must believe that the probability of being caught is high. (Contains 5 tables and 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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