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Exercise 3 - Collegiate Academic Dishonesty Revisited

Lambert, E. G., Hogan, N. L. & Barton, S. M. (2003). Collegiate Academic Dishonesty Revisited: What Have They Done, How Often Have They Done It, Who Does It, And Why Did They Do It?. Electronic Journal of Sociology,7(4). Retrieved January 25, 2006 from http://www.sociology.org/content/vol7.4/lambert_etal.html Click on the ? to choose the correct answer(s). Some sentences may have more than one function.

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Abstract

(1) Academic dishonesty is a serious concern on most college campuses as it cuts to the heart of the purpose of higher education and the pursuit of knowledge. (2) This study examined twenty different types of academic dishonesty as well as potential correlates of academic cheating by surveying 850 students at a four-year Midwestern university. (3) While most past studies have used bivariate analysis, this study expands the literature by also including a multi-variate analysis to determine which correlates were most important in accounting for collegiate academic dishonesty. (4)The results indicated that most of the bivariate associations were not observed in the Ordinary Least Squares analysis, suggesting that after controlling for shared effects, many variables have little overall effect on the summed measure of academic dishonesty. (5) Specifically, only college level, membership to a fraternity or sorority, cheating to graduate, cheating to get a better grade, and past cheating in high school had a significant impact.

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