Relation of general deviance to academic dishonesty

Ethics and Behavior 10 (1):1 – 12 (2000)
Abstract
This study investigated the relations of cheating on an exam and using a false excuse to avoid taking an exam as scheduled to various forms of minor deviance. College students completed measures of cheating, false excuse making, and minor deviance. A factor analysis identified clusters of deviance behaviors. Cheaters scored higher than noncheaters on measures of unreliability and risky driving behaviors, and false excuse makers scored higher than other students on measures of substance use, risky driving, illegal behaviors, and personal unreliability. In addition, men scored higher than women on substance abuse and illegal behaviors factors. Results are interpreted in terms of personological theories of honesty and reliability.
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Mathieu Bouville (2010). Why is Cheating Wrong? Studies in Philosophy and Education 29 (1):67-76.
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