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ERIC Number: EJ1218250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Personality Predictors of Scholastic Cheating in a Chinese Sample
Zhang, Jing; Paulhus, Delroy L.; Ziegler, Matthias
Educational Psychology, v39 n5 p572-590 2019
Previous research on Western college samples has identified a number of personality traits associated with scholastic cheating. Based on these findings, we suggest a model integrating personality predictors of cheating. However, it remains unclear whether the proposed model can be generalised to the Chinese culture, which has different norms and societal values. We filled this gap by estimating the associations between scholastic cheating and key personality constructs (i.e. the Big Five and the Dark Triad) in a sample of Chinese university students (N = 634). Our results indicated that older and male students were more likely to engage in scholastic cheating than other students. After controlling for the constructs' overlap, only extraversion and psychopathy remained significant correlates. We discuss the implications of our findings for both research and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China