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The effect of anomie on academic dishonesty among university students

Albert Caruana (Department of Marketing, University of Malta, Malta)
B. Ramaseshan (School of Marketing, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia)
Michael T. Ewing (School of Marketing, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia)

International Journal of Educational Management

ISSN: 0951-354X

Article publication date: 1 February 2000

Abstract

Anomie describes the individual’s lack of integration in social life. The construct has been linked to various types of activities and concepts but no research appears to have been undertaken linking it to academic dishonesty. The literatures on anomie and academic dishonesty are examined, measurement instruments are identified and a survey is carried out among undergraduate students of a business school. The psychometric properties of the instruments are confirmed and correlates are investigated. The point is made that besides seeking ways to curb academic dishonesty, universities need to foster the development of an internalized code of ethics among students. Limitations are noted and directions for future research are indicated.

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Caruana, A., Ramaseshan, B. and Ewing, M.T. (2000), "The effect of anomie on academic dishonesty among university students", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 23-30. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513540010310378

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