Individual and contextual influences on academic dishonesty: A multicampus investigation

Donald L. McCabe, Linda K. Trevino

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Abstract

Students at nine medium to large state universities were surveyed in this comprehensive investigation of the influences of individual and contextual factors on self-reported academic dishonesty. Results suggested that cheating was influenced by a number of characteristics of individuals including age, gender, and grade-point average, as well as a number of contextual factors including the level of cheating among peers, peer disapproval of cheating, fraternity/sorority membership, and the perceived severity of penalties for cheating. Peer disapproval was the strongest influential factor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-396
Number of pages18
JournalResearch in Higher Education
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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