Journal of Academic Ethics

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 157–167 | Cite as

A Cross-Country Evaluation of Cheating in Academia—A Comparison of Data from the US and the Czech Republic

  • Marek Preiss
  • Helen A. Klein
  • Nancy M. Levenburg
  • Alena Nohavova


In this study, we examine differences in cheating behaviors in higher education between two countries, namely the United States and the Czech Republic, which differ in many social, cultural and political aspects. We compare a recent (2011) Czech Republic survey of 291 students to that of 268 students in the US (Klein et al., 2007). For all items surveyed, CR students showed a higher propensity to engage in cheating. Additionally, we found more forms of serious cheating present in the Czech sample. In all cases, the differences between the US and Czech samples were statistically significant.


Academic dishonesty Cheating Cheating attitudes Cheating behaviors Cheating in business schools Cheating in professional schools Ethics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marek Preiss
    • 1
    • 2
  • Helen A. Klein
    • 3
  • Nancy M. Levenburg
    • 3
  • Alena Nohavova
    • 4
  1. 1.University of New York in PraguePraha 2Czech Republic
  2. 2.Prague Psychiatric CenterPraha 8-BohniceCzech Republic
  3. 3.Grand Valley State University, Seidman College of BusinessGrand RapidsUSA
  4. 4.University of South Bohemia in České BudějoviceČeské BudějoviceCzech Republic

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