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Perceptions of academic dishonesty in a South African university: a q-methodology approach

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T14:28:40Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T14:28:40Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-06 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10775
dc.description.abstract The prevalence of academic dishonesty is a matter of considerable concern for institutions of higher education everywhere. We explored students??? perceptions of academic dishonesty using Q methodology, which provides insights that are different from those obtained through surveys or interviews. South African students ranked 48 statements, giving reasons why students cheat, on an 11-column grid, anchored by strongly agree and strongly disagree. Q factor analysis was used to identify groups of individuals who share the same perspective. The three perspectives that emerged viewed academic dishonesty as (a) moral transgressions, (b) pressure transgressions, or (c) confused transgressions. These suggest different approaches to addressing the issue. en
dc.format.medium Intranet en
dc.subject PLAGIARISM en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY STUDENTS en
dc.title Perceptions of academic dishonesty in a South African university: a q-methodology approach en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume January en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Ethics & Behavior en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9628 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 8518 en
dc.bibliographictitle Finchilescu, G. & Cooper, A. (2017) Perceptions of academic dishonesty in a South African university: a q-methodology approach. <i>Ethics & Behavior</i>. January:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Finchilescu, G. en
dc.contributor.author2 Cooper, A. en


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