Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Source

Academy of Educational Leadership Journal

Abstract

Practices of academic dishonesty are prevalent on college campuses (Chen, 2009; O’Rourke, Barnes, Deaton, Fulks, Ryan, & Rettinger, 2010; Simkin, 2010). The pressure to excel, peer perception, and the lack of faculty enforcement are among several factors that lead students to cheat. Building on an initial multi campus 673 participant-survey results, circumstances of academic integrity among Saudi students at a Midwestern university are examined through in depth interviews. Findings revealed prevalence of academic misconduct behaviors among study participants. Academic misconduct behaviors ranged from simple utilization of cheating on tests to utilizing internet paper mills. Findings also showed a gap between students’ moral beliefs and their moral actions (Gross, 2011). Most participants, though reporting several academic dishonesty behaviors as accepted practices, denounced cheating as opposed to their own cultural, religious, and ethical beliefs.

Inclusive pages

143-154

ISBN/ISSN

1095-6328

Comments

Article included with the permission of the publisher. For archives of the journal or for information on submitting an article, see the publisher's website.

Publisher

Allied Academies

Volume

18

Issue

1

Peer Reviewed

yes