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Psst, have you ever cheated?: A study of academic dishonesty in Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Child and Youth Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8486-453X
2009 (English)In: Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, ISSN 0260-2938, E-ISSN 1469-297X, Vol. 34, 367-376 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

It has been reported that academic dishonesty is a prevalent problem that crosses all disciplines at the university level. But, how prevalent is it in Sweden? Little is published in the literature about lying, cheating, and plagiarism amongst Swedish university students. This paper focuses on the frequency of past specific academically dishonest behaviours amongst Swedish University students with consideration to social desirability. The results indicate that although there are variations in frequency of dishonest behaviours amongst university students, some dishonest behaviours are more common than others. Future perspectives are discussed.

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Taylor & Francis, 2009. Vol. 34, 367-376 p.
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academic dishonesty, university students, cheating, plagiarism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-119446DOI: 10.1080/02602930801956067OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-119446DiVA: diva2:845901
Available from: 2015-08-13 Created: 2015-08-13 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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