Journal of Academic Ethics

, 9:205

Volunteers Versus Non-Volunteers—Which Group Cheats More, and Holds More lax Attitudes About Cheating?

Authors

    • Department of Organizational LeadershipGonzaga University
  • Josh P. Armstrong
    • Department of Organizational LeadershipGonzaga University
  • Joseph F. Albert
    • Department of Organizational LeadershipGonzaga University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10805-011-9137-0

Cite this article as:
Simha, A., Armstrong, J.P. & Albert, J.F. J Acad Ethics (2011) 9: 205. doi:10.1007/s10805-011-9137-0

Abstract

Academic dishonesty has been a frequent topic of research and discussion. In this article, we examine the differences between student volunteers and student non-volunteers in terms of their attitudes towards academic dishonesty as well as their cheating behaviors. We found that student volunteers held more serious attitudes towards cheating and academic dishonesty than did student non-volunteers; however there were not many significant differences between student volunteers and student non-volunteers when it came to cheating behaviors. We finally provide some suggestions for future research in the topic of academic dishonesty.

Keywords

VolunteersAcademic dishonestyCheatingUndergraduate students

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