Does Commitment to a No-Cheating Rule Affect Academic Cheating?

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Rincke J, Cagala T, Glogowsky U
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2019
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract

Educators around the globe often require students to commit to academic

integrity by signing a no-cheating declaration. This paper evaluates

how such no-cheating declarations affect academic cheating. Exploiting

data from a field experiment with undergraduate students, we

identify cheating by comparing the similarity in multiple-choice answers

of seat neighbors and counterfactual neighbors. Our main finding

is that students plagiarize more after having signed a no-cheating

declaration. This effect is driven by students of below-average ability.

Regarding channels, we find evidence suggesting that requesting a

commitment to a no-cheating rule weakens the social norm of academic

integrity and triggers psychological reactance.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Cagala, Tobias
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Wirtschaftspolitik
Glogowsky, Ulrich
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Wirtschaftspolitik
Rincke, Johannes Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Wirtschaftspolitik


Zitierweisen

APA:
Rincke, J., Cagala, T., & Glogowsky, U. (2019). Does Commitment to a No-Cheating Rule Affect Academic Cheating?

MLA:
Rincke, Johannes, Tobias Cagala, and Ulrich Glogowsky. Does Commitment to a No-Cheating Rule Affect Academic Cheating? 2019.

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