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University teacher and student judgments on misleading behavior in study situations
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Psychology and organization studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2196-5971
School of Health and Medical Sciences Swedish Institute for Disability Research Örebro University, Sweden..ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1436-2355
2016 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This study deals with teachers' and students' judgments of misleading (e.g. cheating or plagiarism) behaviors during examinations. The data was collected at a university in Sweden using a questionnaire presenting specific behaviors to bejudged. In total, 253 individuals completed the questionnaire. The teachers, incontrast to the students, tended to judge the behaviors presented as more serious. There was, however, plenty of variation in the judgments made by both teachers and students. Although the teachers, on average, tended to judge the behaviors as more serious, about 20% of the students were found to judge the behaviors as more serious than the average teacher. It was also found that about 20 % of the teachers judged the scenarios as less serious compared to the average student judgments. This indicates a lack of agreement among teachers and students on the definition of misleading behavior. Subjective opinions seem to play a more important role for judgment than having actual knowledge about the rules and regulations stating what misleading behaviors really are inacademic work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: Högskolan väst , 2016. , 26 p.
Rapport Högskolan Väst, 2016:4
Keyword [en]
Misleading behavior, Cheating, Plagiarism, University students, University teachers
National Category
Pedagogical Work Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Educational science
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9362OAI: diva2:934308
Available from: 2016-06-08 Created: 2016-06-08 Last updated: 2016-06-08

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