Attitude of Students Towards Cheating and Plagiarism: University Case Study

Many students commit some form of academic dishonesty, such as cheating and plagiarism, often to obtain higher grades than they are capable of

Manar Hosny; Shameem Fatima

2014

Scholarcy highlights

  • Many students commit some form of academic dishonesty, such as cheating and plagiarism, often to obtain higher grades than they are capable of
  • The current widespread use of the Internet, mobile and wireless devices has made it easier for students to illegally access information and at the same time it has become difficult for academic institutions to control and discover such instances
  • The results of the study indicate that both cheating and plagiarism are common among our students, despite the fact that most of them believe that they are unethical and against religious values
  • After having analyzed the results, we tried to propose some recommendations that may help combat cheating and plagiarism among students in higher education

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