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ERIC Number: EJ902623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Motives of Cheating among Secondary Students: The Role of Self-Efficacy and Peer Influence
Nora, Wong Lok Yan; Zhang, Kaili Chen
Asia Pacific Education Review, v11 n4 p573-584 Dec 2010
A survey research study was conducted with a sample of 100 secondary students from a local secondary school about the motives of cheating. The primary focus of this study was the interplay among variables of self-efficacy, peer influence and cheating. The results showed that students with low self-efficacy were more likely to cheat than those who perceived themselves as efficacious. It was further found that peers played a significant role in discouraging cheating by expressing disapproval and informing teachers of dishonest behaviour. (Contains 12 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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