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Beg, borrow, or steal: determinants of student academic misconduct in Ukrainian higher education

Beg, borrow, or steal: determinants of student academic misconduct in Ukrainian higher education

Denisova-Schmidt, Elena, Prytula, Yaroslav and Rumyantseva, Nataliya L. (2018) Beg, borrow, or steal: determinants of student academic misconduct in Ukrainian higher education. Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 3 (1). pp. 4-27. ISSN 2332-2969 (Print), 2332-2950 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/23322969.2018.1518726)

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Abstract

Actions underpinned by the lack of academic integrity are increasingly impacting academic processes within the higher education sector around the world. Bribery, plagiarism and other forms of deception that enable students to obtain undeserved grades or degree certificates undermine the purpose and mission of higher education. By drawing on a representative study conducted among 600 students in Ukraine, this paper explores the determinants of several forms of student academic misconduct and provides insights as to which groups of students are more likely to engage in either monetary or non-monetary corruption. Findings show the importance of student's individual variation in one's levels of general corruption perception and moral stance on corruption, as well as the practical constraints on one's time, living conditions, willingness to study independently, gender and size of the city of origin. While the paper focuses only on corruption with direct student involvement, it also outlines a research agenda by discussing the importance of second-order corruption, as well as the role of faculty members and administration in student academic misconduct. Findings will be useful for educators, policymakers and other practitioners.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: corruption, students, misconduct, plagiarism, bribery, higher education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Leadership & Organisational Behaviour Research Group (LOB)
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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Last Modified: 18 Jul 2019 10:38
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 4
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/21781

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