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Academic dishonesty among accounting students in Malaysia

Yussof, Salwa Hana and Ismail, Suhaiza (2018) Academic dishonesty among accounting students in Malaysia. Management & Accounting Review, 17 (1). pp. 17-34. ISSN 2600-7975 E-ISSN 2550-1895

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There are three objectives of the present study: to ascertain the types of assessment which are subject to cheating by accounting students; to determine the justifications given by students in neutralizing their cheating behavior; and to identify cheating deterrents from the perception of the students. A total of 435 questionnaires were collected from undergraduate accounting students of all levels of study in a public university in Malaysia. Findings revealed that more than half of the respondents had engaged in cheating, but mainly in quizzes and assignments that offer less weighting towards a final grade, and were subject to less monitoring and less severe punishment. As for neutralization, those who cheated had a tendency to blame instructors for their cheating behavior. In terms of deterrence, religion was cited most frequently as the factor that can deter students from cheating, particularly by continuous reminder that the God is always watching.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6971/64160
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic dishonesty, Academic integrity, Cheating, Neutralization, Malaysia, Accounting
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5387 Business ethics
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5601 Accounting. Bookkeeping
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Accounting
Depositing User: Dr Salwa Hana Yussof
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2018 10:32
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2024 08:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64160

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