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Patterns and Predictors of Academic Dishonesty in Moldovan University Students

Abstract

A total of 1390 university students from five public Moldovan universities completed a survey reporting their experiences and beliefs with respect to 22 types of academic misconduct. An interpretable five-factor solution to the frequencies of these behaviors accounted for more than half of the total variance. The two most reliable predictors were 1) how often students witnessed other students engage in these behaviors, and 2) perceived acceptability of the behaviors. Demographic predictors of these behaviors (gender, academic specialty, year in school, institution, grade average, and scholarship status) predicted minimal variance. Implications and limitations of the findings are discussed.

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Ives, B., Giukin, L. Patterns and Predictors of Academic Dishonesty in Moldovan University Students. J Acad Ethics 18, 71–88 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10805-019-09347-z

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  • Academic integrity
  • Academic dishonesty
  • Moldova
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  • Higher education