International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Undergraduates and Academic Dishonesty
Michelle Witherspoon, Nancy Maldonado, Candace H. Lacey

This study examined the frequency of engagement in academic dishonesty among undergraduate students at a large urban college and explored the use of traditional cheating methods and contemporary cheating methods to determine various forms of cheating, the number of times students cheat, and the number of ways students cheat. Primary data were collected using a modified version of the Survey on Academic Dishonesty (SAD) (McCabe, 1997). Findings revealed most students cheat occasionally, but only a small number are flagrant cheaters, who are five times more likely to cheat using contemporary methods.

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