Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 62, Issue 4, pp 407–418

Undergraduate Student Perceptions Regarding Cheating: Tier 1 Versus Tier 2 AACSB Accredited Business Schools

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10551-005-2585-y

Cite this article as:
Premeaux, S.R. J Bus Ethics (2005) 62: 407. doi:10.1007/s10551-005-2585-y

Abstract

Cheating is fairly commonplace at both Tiers 1 and 2 AACSB accredited business schools. Distinct differences exist between Tiers 1 and 2 students with regard to cheating. Tier 1 students are more likely to cheat on written assignments, they believe sanctions impact cheating, and that a stigma is attached to cheating. Tier 2 students are more likely to cheat on exams, and nearly as likely to cheat on written assignments. Tier 2 students accept the notion that moral and ethical people cheat. Tier 2 students who are Business Administration majors, those who are employed 40 h or more per week, married students, and married students with children are more likely to cheat. At both Tiers 1 and 2 schools Asian students are less likely to cheat, but resident members of fraternities and sororities and those who drink frequently are more likely to cheat.

Keywords

cheating college ethics higher education students 

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© Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MarketingMcNeese State UniversityLake CharlesU.S.A

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