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Psychol Rep. 1990 Apr;66(2):459-65.

Type A behavior, competitive achievement-striving, and cheating among college students.

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Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati, OH 45221-0376.

Abstract

The present study examined the cheating behavior in competitive and noncompetitive situations of 40 college students classified as Type A (16 women, 24 men) and 40 as Type B (19 women, 21 men). Type A-scoring students were more likely to cheat than Type B-scoring students irrespective of competition. The results suggest that in some situations, especially where expectations for success cannot be met, Type A-scoring students may cheat to achieve success.

PMID:
2349335
DOI:
10.2466/pr0.1990.66.2.459
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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