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Academic Integrity: A Saudi Student Perspective
Academy of Educational Leadership Journal
  • Nasser Razek, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Abstract

Practices of academic dishonesty are prevalent on college campuses (Chen, 2009; O’Rourke, Barnes, Deaton, Fulks, Ryan, & Rettinger, 2010; Simkin, 2010). The pressure to excel, peer perception, and the lack of faculty enforcement are among several factors that lead students to cheat. Building on an initial multi campus 673 participant-survey results, circumstances of academic integrity among Saudi students at a Midwestern university are examined through in depth interviews. Findings revealed prevalence of academic misconduct behaviors among study participants. Academic misconduct behaviors ranged from simple utilization of cheating on tests to utilizing internet paper mills. Findings also showed a gap between students’ moral beliefs and their moral actions (Gross, 2011). Most participants, though reporting several academic dishonesty behaviors as accepted practices, denounced cheating as opposed to their own cultural, religious, and ethical beliefs.

Inclusive pages
143-154
ISBN/ISSN
1095-6328
Comments

Article included with the permission of the publisher. For archives of the journal or for information on submitting an article, see the publisher's website.

Publisher
Allied Academies
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Nasser Razek. "Academic Integrity: A Saudi Student Perspective" Academy of Educational Leadership Journal Vol. 18 Iss. 1 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nasser_razek/2/