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Predicting the underlying factors of academic dishonesty among undergraduates in public universities: a path analysis approach

Imran, Adesile and Nordin, Mohamad Sahari (2013) Predicting the underlying factors of academic dishonesty among undergraduates in public universities: a path analysis approach. Journal of Academic Ethics, 11. pp. 103-120. ISSN ISSN 1570-1727

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Abstract

Buildingonthemodifiedtheoryofplannedbehavior(TPB),thisstudyexaminedthe underlying psychological motives for academic dishonesty in a sample of 250 undergraduates drawnfromthreeselectedMalaysianpublicuniversities.Theresultsyieldedadditionalsupports for usefulness of modified TPB model in predicting academic misconduct. All components of the model exerted statistically significant effects on intention towards academic misconduct, and intention itself exerted a statistically significant impact on academic dishonesty. This suggeststhatstudents’ academicmisconductscouldbeaddressedeffectivelyifproperattention is given to the underpinning factors. Further, the findings revealed that the hypothesized relationships among variables of the modified model were all statistically significant. The uniqueness of this study lies in the large amount of variance (69 % and 75 %) explained by componentsofthemodel(inthepredictionofintentionandacademicdishonestyrespectively). These variances have rarely been accounted for in the previous studies. Implications of the findings are discussed and suggestions advanced for future studies.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6516/45967
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic dishonesty, Theory of planned behavior, Ethical belief, Higher education, Path analysis
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC251 Moral and religious education. Education under church control
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: PROF SAHARI NORDIN
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2015 08:53
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2015 08:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45967

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