Research in Higher Education

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 357–378

Honor Codes and Other Contextual Influences on Academic Integrity: A Replication and Extension to Modified Honor Code Settings

  • Donald L. McCabe
  • Linda Klebe Treviño
  • Kenneth D. Butterfield

DOI: 10.1023/A:1014893102151

Cite this article as:
McCabe, D.L., Treviño, L.K. & Butterfield, K.D. Research in Higher Education (2002) 43: 357. doi:10.1023/A:1014893102151


Research has shown that traditional academic honor codes are generally associated with lower levels of student academic dishonesty. Utilizing data obtained from students at 21 colleges and universities, this study investigated the influence of modified honor codes, an alternative to traditional honor codes, that is gaining popularity on larger campuses. It also tested the model of student academic dishonesty previously suggested by McCabe and Treviño in a more diverse sample of campuses. Results suggest that modified honor codes are associated with lower levels of student dishonesty and that the McCabe and Treviño model appears to be reasonably robust.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald L. McCabe
    • 1
  • Linda Klebe Treviño
    • 2
  • Kenneth D. Butterfield
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of ManagementRutgers University–NewarkNewark
  2. 2.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA
  3. 3.USA