The Relationship Between Academic Dishonesty and General Deviance
The present study investigated the relationship between academic dishonesty and general deviance. Participants were 251 undergraduate students at the University of Central Florida who completed a 103-item questionnaire. Various forms of academic dishonesty, including exam cheating, plagiarism, collaboration, and false excuse making, were studied. General deviance was divided into two sections: "work" and non-work, labeled "social". Behaviors included in the social section were categorized as stealing, substance abuse, aggression, reckless behavior, and dishonesty, while behaviors in the work section were minor forms of deviance that one might encounter in a work setting. Correlations of all categories and subcategories, as well as demographics, were used to determine the relationship between the various variables.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences; Cheating (Education); College students -- Attitudes; Deviant behavior
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Longa, Catherine, "The Relationship Between Academic Dishonesty and General Deviance" (2005). HIM 1990-2015. 458.