Academic Dishonesty Among Students in Tertiary Institutions: A Literature Review

Kelly De Lambert, Nicky Ellen, Louise Taylor

Abstract


This paper presents the literature surrounding academic dishonesty issues in tertiary institutions both in New Zealand and overseas. It presents findings of investigations into the prevalence and perceptions of academic dishonesty, the reasons given for dishonest acts, ways in which academic honesty can be maintained in institutions, and the reasons for lack of action by academic staff.


Keywords


Academic dishonesty; Tertiary; Cheating; Education

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DOI: 10.15663/wje.v11i2.311

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