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dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Brian M.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:42:52Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:42:52Zen
dc.date.issued2003-06-23en
dc.identifier.otheretd-08062003-220829en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34380en
dc.description.abstractAcademic dishonesty is a major dilemma for institutions of higher learning. Cheating behaviors among students have been documented as early as 1941 when Drake conducted a study that indicated that 23% of students cheated. Since then percentages of students involved in cheating and academic dishonesty have increased. Students are now cheating at an alarming rate as evidenced in a study by McCabe and Trevino (1993) where 52% of 6,000 undergraduate students surveyed admitted cheating on an exam by copying from another student. The purpose of this study was to analyze the extent to which academic integrity policies, standards, and programs differ by institutional type. Specifically, the study focused on the academic integrity policy of each institution, the promotion of standards, and the academic integrity program. Data were collected using the Academic Integrity Survey originally developed by Kibler (1993) and modified for use in this study. The survey consisted of 48 questions designed to measure the differences between academic integrity policies, standards, and programs by institution type. The findings revealed significant difference in three of the five areas. These findings suggest that private institutions are developing honor code systems, training faculty more, and seeing better results from their academic dishonesty initiatives than private institutions.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartetd.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectacademic integrityen
dc.subjecthonor codesen
dc.subjectacademic dishonestyen
dc.titleAn examination of Academic Integrity Policies, Standards, and Programs at Public and Private Intstitutionsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen
dc.contributor.committeechairJanosik, Steven M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberKowalski, Gerard J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberCollins, Deniseen
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08062003-220829/en
dc.date.sdate2003-08-06en
dc.date.rdate2004-08-19en
dc.date.adate2003-08-19en


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