June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
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Does GPA has any influence on Academic IntegrityResearchers of student behavior know that a large percentage of undergraduate students cheat (e.g., Collison,1990a, 1990b; Jendrek, 1989; Stem & Havlicek, 1986; Tom & Borin, 1988). That concern has contributed to theestablishment of the Center for Academic Integrity, a consortium of more than two hundred institutions of highereducation attempting to address concerns related to academic integrity (McCabe & Pavela, 1997). Despite a growingemphasis on academic and professional integrity in the literature, there is still little focus on the issue of studentcheating based on Quality of Students (GPA) in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) education. Howstudents with good GPA behave compared with students of low GPA? The purpose of this study was to begin todiscover and describe the factors that influence the behavior of students related to cheating and plagiarism in AECeducation. A detailed questionnaire is designed based on previous study and extensive survey is conducted amongArchitecture, Civil Engineering and Construction Management students. From the study, it is found that GPA doeshave influence on the extent of cheating. Usually students with higher GPA feel strongly against cheating and try toavoid. Implications for practice and future research are suggested.
Banik, G. (2014, June), Perceptions Regarding Cheating among CM and AEC Students Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--22911
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