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J Psychol. 2004 Mar;138(2):101-14.

Self-control, perceived opportunity, and attitudes as predictors of academic dishonesty.

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Department of Psychology and Counseling, Box 1560, Arkansas State University, State University, AR 72467, USA. abolin@astate.edu

Abstract

Academic dishonesty is a persistent and pervasive problem on college campuses. Researchers have suggested a variety of factors that influence academic dishonesty. The present study is an examination of the roles of self-control, attitude toward academic dishonesty, and perceived opportunity in predicting academic dishonesty. The dataset consisted of 853 survey responses from university students across the United States. The results showed that attitude toward academic dishonesty mediated the relationship between self-control and academic dishonesty and also between perceived opportunity and academic dishonesty. Implications of these findings are briefly discussed.

PMID:
15218783
DOI:
10.3200/JRLP.138.2.101-114
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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