This research project examined student’s acts of academic dishonesty and their beliefs regarding whether acts of academic dishonesty were acceptable through survey research conducted online at a two-year college and a four-year university in the Minnesota State (MinnState) system in southern Minnesota. This research aimed to build on existing research related to academic dishonesty in higher education. The sample included 195 students enrolled at a two-year comprehensive college and a four-year state university. Outcomes indicated a majority of students engaged in acts of academic dishonesty. Second, outcomes indicated men are more likely to engage in academic dishonesty than women. Third, outcomes indicated younger students were more likely to engage in academic dishonesty than older students. Finally, outcomes indicated a belief academic dishonesty is a legitimate means of achieving good grades.
Date of Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
Program of Study
Humanities and Social Sciences
Whitmore, W. T. (2023). Academic dishonesty: The ghost of papers past [Master’s thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/1315/
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