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Plagiarism, cheating, and academic dishonesty affect institutions of higher education. This study examines student perceptions of plagiarism within a Southern, Division-II teaching institution. This study employed a five-point Likert-scale to examine differences of perceptions between male versus female business students. Two statistically significant outcomes were observed between males and females involving the notions that plagiarism is perceived as a necessary evil and that plagiarism is illegal. Respectively, the analyses of the means showed that both male and female respondents tended toward disagreement concerning whether plagiarism is a necessary evil and neutrality regarding whether plagiarism is illegal.
Doss, Daniel Adrian; Henley, Russ; Becker, Ursula; McElreath, David; Lackey, Hilliard; Jones, Don; He, Feng; Li, Mingyu; and Lin, Shimin
"Assessing Male vs. Female Business Student Perceptions of Plagiarism at a Southern Institution of Higher Education,"
Georgia Educational Researcher: Vol. 13
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/gerjournal/vol13/iss1/1