Event Title

Exploration of Personality Factors in Relation to College Students’ Attitudes About Plagiarism

Presentation Type

Poster Session

Location

Burnett Honors College

Start Date

11-10-2013 5:15 PM

End Date

11-10-2013 7:00 PM

Description/Abstract

College students were presented with a scenario in which a student plagiarized in a research paper. Students rated the severity of the act, appropriate consequences, and type and level of desired social interaction with the student. Participants’ attitudes about plagiarism were investigated in relation to their academic locus of control, academic motivation, procrastination tendencies, and the Five Factor Model personality dimensions of Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism. The results of this study have important implications for faculty who mentor and utilize undergraduate research assistants, and illuminate characteristics that relate to student tolerance or even propensity to engage in plagiarism.

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Oct 11th, 5:15 PM Oct 11th, 7:00 PM

Exploration of Personality Factors in Relation to College Students’ Attitudes About Plagiarism

Burnett Honors College

College students were presented with a scenario in which a student plagiarized in a research paper. Students rated the severity of the act, appropriate consequences, and type and level of desired social interaction with the student. Participants’ attitudes about plagiarism were investigated in relation to their academic locus of control, academic motivation, procrastination tendencies, and the Five Factor Model personality dimensions of Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism. The results of this study have important implications for faculty who mentor and utilize undergraduate research assistants, and illuminate characteristics that relate to student tolerance or even propensity to engage in plagiarism.