Personal Moral Philosophy of Undergraduates towards Academic Dishonesty

Jeffrey Lawrence D'Silva, Chan Ling Meng, Jamilah Othman, Zoharah Omar
2015 Modern Applied Science  
<p>Undeniably moral belief among undergraduates is pertinent since it will provide a better perspective to seek for answers on the possible reasons undergraduates engage in unethical behavior. However, the existing literature showed that only limited studies focused in this specific moral belief development of undergraduates. Hence, the main aim of this study is to identify the level of personal moral philosophy (idealism and relativism) of undergraduates and to examine the relationship between
more » ... the personal moral philosophy and undergraduates' academic cheating behavior. Data were collected from 620 undergraduates through questionnaire surveys by employing a simple random sampling. The study found that undergraduates are lately more idealism compared to relativism, which indicated that students are aware with the academic cheating behavior and try to avoid involving in it. Future recommendations are provided to further understand the complexities associated with academic dishonesty.</p>
doi:10.5539/mas.v9n11p144 fatcat:rljxs25f7vffrbdijezcvn44wi