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Kasler, Jonathan; Hen, Meirav; Sharabi-Nov, Adi – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2019
An important measure of the success of an academic institution is evaluation of its moral health. In order to investigate academic integrity in our institution, we administered the Academic Integrity Survey (McCabe et al. 2001) to a representative sample of 384 students from different departments. In addition we performed content analysis on 24…
Descriptors: Integrity, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Cheating
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Beets, S. Douglas – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2019
Since 2000, the Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) has paid hundreds of millions of dollars to US universities in contractual exchanges. Many of these contracts have dictated the establishment or support of a CKF-affiliated center or institute on campus and university employment of CKF-affiliated tenured or tenure-track professors who agree to promote…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Educational Finance, Universities
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Marques, Tânia; Reis, Nuno; Gomes, Jorge – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2019
Educational policy and social sciences researchers have been studying dishonest behaviors among students for a long time. In this bibliometric study we examine the extant literature on academic dishonesty until 2017. We also analyze the specific case of the literature on plagiarism (as a specific type of academic dishonesty) since it is arguably…
Descriptors: Ethics, Student Behavior, Cheating, Plagiarism
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Mahmud, Saadia; Bretag, Tracey; Foltýnek, Tomas – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2019
Students' attitudes towards plagiarism and academic misconduct have been found to vary across national cultures, although the relationship between national culture and students' perceptions of plagiarism policy remains unexplored. Student survey data (n = 1757) from the UK, Czechia, Poland and Romania were analysed for differences in students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Maloshonok, Natalia; Shmeleva, Evgeniia – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2019
Student academic dishonesty is a pervasive problem for universities all over the world. The development of innovative practices and interventions for decreasing dishonest behaviour requires understanding factors influencing academic dishonesty. Previous research showed that personal, environmental, and situational factors affect dishonest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cheating, Plagiarism, Undergraduate Students
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Ghanem, Carla M.; Mozahem, Najib A. – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2019
Studies have found that academic dishonesty is widespread. Of particular interest is the case of business students since many are expected to be the leaders of tomorrow. This study examines the cheating behaviors and perceptions of 819 business and engineering students at three private Lebanese universities, two of which are ranked as the top two…
Descriptors: College Students, Business Administration Education, Engineering Education, Private Colleges
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Harwood, Nigel – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2019
L2 student writers in UK universities often seek the services of a 'proofreader' before submitting work for assessment, and the proliferation of freelance proofreaders and online proofreading agencies has led to debates about the ethics of the proofreading of student writing in publications such as "Times Higher Education". This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Proofreading, Writing (Composition)
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Phillips, Kaela L.; Wildermuth, Cristina de-Mello-e-Souza – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2019
The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to explore students' reactions to a case involving peer rating. We asked undergraduate and graduate students at a Midwestern liberal arts university to rate the performance of a close friend. To explore how role might impact the students' decisions, we randomly assigned participants to one of two rating…
Descriptors: Ethics, Student Attitudes, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Peer Evaluation
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Costley, Jamie – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2019
With the increase in students taking online classes to complete their degrees, there is a corresponding increase of research into how students might participate in these online classes. One way in which students may participate, but subvert the parameters of the online class they are taking, is by engaging in academic dishonesty. Academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, College Students, Virtual Universities
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Peytcheva-Forsyth, Roumiana; Mellar, Harvey; Aleksieva, Lyubka – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2019
This paper presents a case study carried out at Sofia University in Bulgaria, describing the relationship between two developments, firstly an expanding involvement with online learning and e-assessment, and secondly the development of institutional approaches to academic integrity. The two developments interact, the widening use of e-learning and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Universities, Integrity, Cheating
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Aikins, Ross – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2019
So-called cognitive enhancing drugs (CEDs) are relatively common in higher education, especially among students who are white, male, and attend highly selective institutions. Using qualitative data from a diverse sample of 32 students at an elite university, the present study aims to examine whether students perceive CED use to be advantageous,…
Descriptors: Cheating, Drug Use, Selective Admission, Student Attitudes
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Pau, Allan; Thangarajoo, Saraswathy; Samuel, Vijaya Paul; Wong, Lai Chun; Wong, Pak Fong; Matizha, Patricia; Nalliah, Sivalingam; Nadarajah, Vishna Devi – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2019
A script concordance test (SCT) was developed as an innovative tool for assessing ethical reasoning ability. An SCT of 12 medical ethical vignettes were constructed from the UNESCO Casebook on Human Dignity and Human Rights. The vignettes were reviewed by a panel of 15 medical experts before administration to a panel of 18 clinicians. The…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Student Evaluation
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Makarova, Marina – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2019
In this article, the main factors of academic cheating and plagiarism in four countries (Russia, US, Poland, and Latvia) are analyzed. Three groups of factors are investigated, namely individual, motivational, and contextual. A mixed method approach has been used, with material including student surveys, interviews with university teachers and…
Descriptors: Cheating, Integrity, Plagiarism, College Students
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Jamil, Rossilah; Mohammad, Jihad; Ramu, Maalinee – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2019
Public university business schools (PUBS) appear to struggle in upholding their educational self. Corporate scandals linked to business graduates raise questions about the role of PUBS in the development of civilized societies. This study develops an ethical decision making model in the PUBS context based on moral theories and then empirically…
Descriptors: Intention, Ethics, Peer Influence, State Universities
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Gearon, Liam F.; Parsons, Scott – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2019
Addressing the complex and longstanding relationship between universities and security and intelligence agencies, this article provides a tentative, working conceptual framework for research ethics in a global higher education environment. The article does so in the light of intensified threats of international terrorism which have brought this…
Descriptors: Ethics, Higher Education, Information Security, National Security
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