Predictors of Academic Dishonesty among undergraduate students in online and face-to-face courses
Yehuda Peled, Information Studies, Israel ; Yovav Eshet, Interdisciplinary Department, Israel ; Casimir Barczyk, Keren Grinautski, School of Management, United States
Computers & Education Volume 131, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Unethical behaviors within the academic environment, academic dishonesty (AD), is a well-researched phenomenon. Various factors explain this phenomenon. This study investigates and presents a new structural model for determinants of AD, linking types of motivation, students' attitudes, personality traits, and cultural backgrounds (presented by country according to Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory) as predictors of AD in the context of traditional and distance-learning courses in higher education. This study was conducted using a survey method of 2475 students in six different academic institutes. Using structural equation modeling (SAM) the results indicate that, contrary to the traditional views and the research literature, the surveyed students tend to engage less in AD in online courses than in face-to-face courses. Accordingly, this research has substantial, practical implications for educators, institution and researchers dealing with course design development and institutional policy concerning pedagogical uses of digital technology.
Peled, Y., Eshet, Y., Barczyk, C. & Grinautski, K. (2019). Predictors of Academic Dishonesty among undergraduate students in online and face-to-face courses. Computers & Education, 131(1), 49-59. Elsevier Ltd.