The Academic Ethics Of Students In Principles Of Economics

Bob Brown, Allen Wilkins
2011 International Business & Economics Research Journal  
Questionnaires on academic ethics were completed by 115 students enrolled in principles of economics at a state university. Ninety-seven percent admitted to having engaged in at least 1 of 16 academic practices while a university student considered unethical in the literature. Levels of participation in specific practices ranged from 20% to 88% and were unrelated to student characteristics. Students participated more in practices they rated less unethical. Primary reasons for participation were
more » ... that students wanted high grades and did not use available time to study. Effects of academic dishonesty on institutions and ways of limiting dishonest behavior are discussed.
doi:10.19030/iber.v1i1.3885 fatcat:gtqgfzhw5fewrn4tznkv4afagi