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Canadian university students’ gendered attitudes toward plagiarism

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Abstract


  • Prior research on plagiarism has indicated that men may have a greater

    predisposition toward academic dishonesty than women. However, little

    research has been conducted using psychometrically tested instruments

    to validate such claims. To address this gap, a survey was conducted with

    377 undergraduate students at a Canadian university on their attitudes

    toward plagiarism using a psychometrically validated instrument (the

    Attitudes Toward Plagiarism Questionnaire – Revised). Using differential

    item functioning/Rasch analysis, no overall differences in attitudes toward

    plagiarism based on gender were found. A descriptive analysis of both men

    and women revealed that while only a concerning minority of students

    reported engaging in plagiarist behaviours; there was a tendency for students

    to take a permissive stance on plagiarism. These results are discussed within

    the wider context of plagiarism research in higher education.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Bokosmaty, S., Ehrich, J., Eady, M. J. & Bell, K. (2019). Canadian university students’ gendered attitudes toward plagiarism. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 43 (2), 276-290.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85029417446

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4194&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3188

Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 276

End Page


  • 290

Volume


  • 43

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Prior research on plagiarism has indicated that men may have a greater

    predisposition toward academic dishonesty than women. However, little

    research has been conducted using psychometrically tested instruments

    to validate such claims. To address this gap, a survey was conducted with

    377 undergraduate students at a Canadian university on their attitudes

    toward plagiarism using a psychometrically validated instrument (the

    Attitudes Toward Plagiarism Questionnaire – Revised). Using differential

    item functioning/Rasch analysis, no overall differences in attitudes toward

    plagiarism based on gender were found. A descriptive analysis of both men

    and women revealed that while only a concerning minority of students

    reported engaging in plagiarist behaviours; there was a tendency for students

    to take a permissive stance on plagiarism. These results are discussed within

    the wider context of plagiarism research in higher education.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Bokosmaty, S., Ehrich, J., Eady, M. J. & Bell, K. (2019). Canadian university students’ gendered attitudes toward plagiarism. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 43 (2), 276-290.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85029417446

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4194&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3188

Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 276

End Page


  • 290

Volume


  • 43

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom