Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior in Academic Cheating Research–Cross-Cultural Comparison

TitleApplication of the Theory of Planned Behavior in Academic Cheating Research–Cross-Cultural Comparison
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsChudzicka-Czupała, A, Grabowski, D, Mello, AL, Kuntz, J, Zaharia, DVictoria, Hapon, N, Lupina-Wegener, A, Börü, D
JournalEthics & Behavior
Date Published2016
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10508422
KeywordsAcademic , CHEATING , COLLEGE , CORRELATION , Cross-Cultural , Culture , Data , Deception , descriptive , INTENTION , ONE-way , PLANNED , Questionnaires , regression , SCALE , STATISTICS , STUDENTS , theory
AbstractThe study is an intercultural comparison of the theory of reasoned action and the theory of planned behavior (original and modified versions) to predict students’ intentions for academic cheating. The sample included university students from 7 countries: Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Turkey, Switzerland, United States, and New Zealand. Across countries, results show that attitudes, perceived behavioral control, and moral obligation predict students’ intentions to engage in academic dishonesty in the form of cheating. The extended modified version of the theory of planned behavior emerged as the best explanatory model predicting intentions to cheat. Significant cross-cultural differences were found and discussed. 
NotesChudzicka-Czupała, Agata 1 Grabowski, Damian 1 Mello, Abby L. 2 Kuntz, Joana 3 Zaharia, Daniela Victoria 4 Hapon, Nadiya 5 Lupina-Wegener, Anna 6 Börü, Deniz 7; Affiliation: 1: Department of Education and Psychology, University of Silesia 2: Psychology Department, Towson University 3: Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury 4: Faculty of Psychology and Education, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University 5: Department of Psychology, Ivan Franko Lviv National University 6: The School of Business and Engineering Vaud, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland 7: Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Marmara University; Source Info: Nov-Dec2016, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p638; Subject Term: Cheating (Education); Subject Term: Correlation (Statistics); Subject Term: Culture; Subject Term: Deception; Subject Term: Intention; Subject Term: Questionnaires; Subject Term: Regression analysis; Subject Term: Scale analysis (Psychology); Subject Term: Statistics; Subject Term: Students -- Attitudes; Subject Term: Data analysis; Subject Term: Planned behavior theory; Subject Term: Theory of reasoned action; Subject Term: Descriptive statistics; Subject Term: One-way analysis of variance; Subject Term: College students -- Moral & ethical aspects; Author-Supplied Keyword: academic dishonesty; Author-Supplied Keyword: cheating; Author-Supplied Keyword: cross-cultural comparison; Author-Supplied Keyword: theory of planned behavior; Number of Pages: 22p; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 5 Charts; Document Type: Article