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ERIC Number: EJ797078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
Academic Dishonesty in the Middle East: Individual and Contextual Factors
McCabe, Donald L.; Feghali, Tony; Abdallah, Hanin
Research in Higher Education, v49 n5 p451-467 Aug 2008
Little work has been done on academic dishonesty in the Middle East. This research investigates the nature of the relationship between contextual factors and academic dishonesty using a sample from three private universities in Lebanon, and compares the results to a sample from seven large universities in the US. Using the basic model of McCabe et al. ("Research in Higher Education" 43(3):357-378, 2002), we found additional evidence for the strong role perception of peers' behavior plays in understanding student decisions concerning academic integrity. Cross cultural comparisons of attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors regarding academic dishonesty were pivotal in this research. Our results support the view that Lebanese university students are strongly influenced by the norms of the collectivist society in which they are raised as compared to the more individualistic society found in the United States.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Lebanon; United States