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Gender differences in perceptions of academic dishonesty: a comparison of students and faculty perceptions.

GENDER DIFFERENCES IN PERCEPTIONS OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: A COMPARISON OF STUDENTS AND FACULTY PERCEPTIONS. Margaret A. Mbilizi, Nothern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. Uchenna N. Akpom, Tarrant County College, Arlington, TX 76018. Chris C. Obi, Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria.

Academic dishonesty is one of the most evasive student behaviors facing faculty and administrators in schools. Dishonest behavior in schools is an ethical issue of concern to the academic and business communities. Various methods have been used to try to combat academic dishonesty. In some cases, the punishments have been severe. Any policy that seeks to combat academic dishonesty will start with an understanding of students' perceptions about academic dishonesty. This study looks at student perceptions of academic dishonesty at a college and secondary school in Nigeria. It also evaluates how the perceptions of students may vary from those of teachers, and how the perceptions of male students and faculty vary from the perceptions of female students and faculty. This study based on a survey that was completed by both secondary school, and college students in Nigeria. The objective is to identify those behaviors that students perceive to be academically dishonesty, and how these compare to the perceptions of their teachers. In addition to these, it seeks to identify some factors that predict students attitudes toward academic dishonesty.
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Title Annotation:Behavioral and Social Sciences Paper Abstracts
Publication:Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:6NIGR
Date:Apr 1, 2009
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