ERIC Number: EJ829083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Predictors of Cheating and Cheating Attributions: Does Classroom Context Influence Cheating and Blame for Cheating?
Murdock, Tamera B.; Beauchamp, Anne S.; Hinton, Amber M.
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v23 n4 p477-492 Dec 2008
The frequency of cheating in today's classrooms undermines educators' efforts and threatens students' learning. Data from 444 high school students in 48 math and science classrooms at two time points were analyzed to examine the classroom and individual influences on students' attributions of blame for cheating and to examine the relationship between students' attributions of blame for cheating and subsequent cheating behavior. Hierarchical linear modeling revealed that student-level and aggregate views of teacher characteristics were related to concurrent and subsequent attribution of cheating blame to teachers and to subsequent cheating behaviors, over and above the influence of moral emotion dispositions. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
Descriptors: Cheating, Classrooms, High School Students, Classroom Environment, Ethics, Student Behavior, Influences, Correlation, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Moral Values, Context Effect, Emotional Response, Attribution Theory, Psychological Patterns
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Students; Teachers
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