Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Students Attitude and Perceptions towards Academic Dishonesty
Young D. Nwoye, Uchenna N. Akpom, Jae-Kwang Hwang

Academic dishonesty is one of the most evasive student behaviors facing faculty and administrators in schools. Dishonest behavior in schools is an ethical issue of concern to the academic and business communities. Various methods have been used to try to understand and combat academic dishonesty. In some cases, severe punishments have been used with mixed results. An understanding of students' attitude and perceptions about academic dishonesty is essential in determining the proper solution to academic dishonesty. This study looks at student perceptions of academic dishonesty at numerous colleges and universities in South East and Northern part of Nigeria. It also evaluates how the perceptions of male students may vary from those of female students. In addition to these, it seeks to identify some factors that predict students’ attitudes toward academic dishonesty.

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