Understanding Student Cheating and Wath Educators Can Do About It

TitleUnderstanding Student Cheating and Wath Educators Can Do About It
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsHutton, PA
JournalCollege Teaching
Volume54
Issue1
Pagination171-176
Date PublishedWinter2006
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number87567555
Accession Number19754736
KeywordsAcademic Ethics , analysis , CHEATING , education , EDUCATORS , plagiarism , SOCIAL , student , STUDENTS
AbstractThis article reviews the empirical evidence on college student cheating, and provides an analysis of how widespread rule breaking can develop in an organization. The implications are that students cheat because the benefit/cost trade-off favors cheating. However, the problem of unobservable behavior can be substantially mitigated by promoting academic integrity as the social norm. The article makes ten specific recommendations for educators.
NotesHutton, Patricia A. 1; Affiliation: 1: Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Finance, Richard J. Wehle School of Business, Canisius College, Buffalo, New York; Source Info: Winter2006, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p171; Subject Term: CHEATING (Education); Subject Term: STUDENTS -- Conduct of life; Subject Term: STUDENT ethics; Subject Term: EDUCATORS; Subject Term: SOCIAL norms; Subject Term: SOCIAL networks; Author-Supplied Keyword: analysis; Author-Supplied Keyword: cheating; Author-Supplied Keyword: educators; NAICS/Industry Codes: 624190 Other Individual and Family Services; Number of Pages: 6p; Document Type: Article
URLhttp://www.canisius.edu/images/userImages/cteweb/Page_5017/Hutton.pdf
Short TitleUNDERSTANDING STUDENT CHEATING AND WHAT EDUCATORS CAN DO ABOUT IT
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