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Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Denver, CO, Apr 30-May 4, 2010)

This study examined the frequency of engagement in academic dishonesty among undergraduate students at a large urban college and also explored the use of traditional cheating methods and contemporary cheating methods to determine various forms of cheating, the number of times students cheat, and the number of ways students cheat. The sample was comprised of 186 undergraduate students enrolled in 11 general education courses open to all majors at one campus of the college. Primary data were collected using a modified version of the Survey on Academic Dishonesty (SAD) (McCabe, 1997). Findings revealed most students cheat occasionally, but only a small minority are flagrant cheaters; and, these flagrant cheaters are five times more likely to be cheating via contemporary methods. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)

Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, General Education, Cheating, Urban Schools, Ethics, Student Behavior, Student Surveys, Plagiarism, Social Problems, Internet, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications

Autor: Witherspoon, Michelle; Maldonado, Nancy; Lacey, Candace H.


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