Male and female differences in self-report cheating

Athanasou, James A.; Olasehinde, Olabisi
January 2002
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation;2002-2003, Vol. 8, p1
Academic Journal
Cheating is an important area for educational research, not only because it reduces the consequential validity of assessment results, but also because it is anathema to widely held public principles of equity and truthfulness (see Cizek, 1999 for a comprehensive review of the topic). Moreover, modern education is centred on numerous situations that really depend upon a student's honesty. The purpose of this paper is to review the extent of academic cheating and to describe any gender differences in self-reports.


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