Journal of Academic Ethics 11 (3):169-184 (2013)

Quantitative research about academic cheating among Chinese college students is minimal. This paper discusses a large survey conducted in Chinese colleges and universities which examined the prevalence of different kinds of student cheating and explored factors that influence cheating behavior. A structural equation model was used to analyze the data. Results indicate that organizational deterrence and individual performance have a negative impact on cheating while individual perceived pressure, peers’ cheating, and extracurricular activities have a positive impact. Recommendations are proposed to reduce the level of academic cheating in China. Many of these are universal in nature and applicable outside of China as well
Keywords Academic cheating  China  Organization deterrence  Individual performance  Individual pressure  Peers’ cheating  Extracurricular activities
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DOI 10.1007/s10805-013-9186-7
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