Cheating During the College Years: How do Business School Students Compare?

Journal of Business Ethics 72 (2):197-206 (2007)

Abstract

When it comes to cheating in higher education, business school students have often been accused of being the worst offenders; if true, this may be a contributing factor in the kinds of fraud that have plagued the business community in recent years. We examined the issue of cheating in the business school by surveying 268 students in business and other professional schools on their attitudes about, and experiences with, cheating. We found that while business school students actually cheated no more or less than students in other professional schools, their attitudes on what constitutes cheating are more lax than those of other professional school students. Additionally, we found that serious cheaters across all professional schools were more likely to be younger and have a lower grade point average.

Download options

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 72,694

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-28

Downloads
51 (#226,238)

6 months
1 (#388,319)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Similar books and articles

Honesty, Cheating, and Character in College.Christian Miller - 2013 - Journal of College and Character:213-222.
Cheating: Limits of Individual Integrity.D. Kay Johnston - 1996 - Journal of Moral Education 25 (2):159-171.
Why Do College Students Cheat?Mark G. Simkin & Alexander McLeod - 2010 - Journal of Business Ethics 94 (3):441 - 453.
Classroom Cheating Among Natural Science and Engineering Majors.Donald L. McCabe - 1997 - Science and Engineering Ethics 3 (4):433-445.