Affective Responses of Students Who Witness Classroom Cheating

TitleAffective Responses of Students Who Witness Classroom Cheating
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsFirmin, MW, Burger, A, Blosser, M
JournalEducational Research Quarterly
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number01965042
Accession Number36986161
KeywordsAcademic Ethics , ANXIETY , CHEATING , education , Emotions , Interviews , Methodology , Misconduct , Moral Climate of Organizations , PSYCHOLOGY , SOCIAL , STUDENTS
AbstractFor this study, 82 general psychology students (51 females, 31 males) witnessed a peer cheating while completing a test. Following the incident, we tape recorded semi-structured interviews with each student who saw the cheating event for later analysis. Using qualitative coding and methodology, themes emerged regarding students' emotional reactions to witnessing the cheating incidences. We discuss students states of anxiety, frustration, and in some cases—empathy for the student they witnessed cheating. Overall, students showed relatively wide variability in their emotional reactions, ranging from hostility to compassion. One of the most common reactions was that students did not want to accept responsibility for what they saw and wished that the situation would just go away. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Educational Research Quarterly is the property of Educational Research Quarterly and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
NotesFirmin, Michael W. 1 Burger, Amanda 2 Blosser, Matthew 3; Affiliation: 1: Cedarville U 2: Wayne State U 3: Regent U; Source Info: Mar2009, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p3; Subject Term: PSYCHOLOGY; Subject Term: SOCIAL sciences; Subject Term: STUDENTS; Subject Term: CHEATING (Education); Subject Term: STUDENTS -- Conduct of life; Subject Term: INTERVIEWS; Subject Term: METHODOLOGY; Subject Term: EMOTIONS; Subject Term: ANXIETY; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541720 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities; Number of Pages: 13p; Document Type: Article
Short TitleAffective Responses of Students Who Witness Classroom Cheating
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