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ERIC Number: EJ830786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
Situational and Personal Causes of Student Cheating
Rettinger, David A.; Kramer, Yair
Research in Higher Education, v50 n3 p293-313 May 2009
The causes of students' academic dishonesty behavior were explored using survey and experimental vignette methods. Participants were surveyed about their own cheating behavior, neutralizing attitudes, performance/mastery orientation and perceptions of peer attitudes and behavior. As predicted, neutralizing attitudes influenced cheating behavior directly, but also indirectly, increasing the effect of individual attitudes. Observing others cheating was strongly correlated with one's own cheating behavior. These variables are also shown to have different effects on exam cheating and plagiarism and cases of giving and receiving unauthorized information. Correlations were tested using experimental vignette methods, which supported the claims made from survey data.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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