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The Effects Of Self-control And Social Influence On Academic Dishonesty: An Experimental And Correlational Investigation

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Title The Effects Of Self-control And Social Influence On Academic Dishonesty: An Experimental And Correlational Investigation
 
Creator Coskan, Canan
 
Subject H General Social Sciences 1-99
Academic Dishonesty, Self-Control, Ego Depletion, Social Influence, Conformity
 
Description The present study aimed to integrate situational and dispositional perspectives on the investigation of unethical and dishonest behavior through an experimental and a correlational study. More explicitly, the current study explored the effects of state self-control and social influence on cheating, and investigated the trait self control and conformity as predictors of academic dishonesty.
Two preliminary studies were conducted. First, a pilot study with 230 undergraduate students was conducted to assess the reliability of the Turkish versions of the four scales intended to measure the constructs of interest. All four scales were found to have sufficient reliabilities. A second preliminary study was conducted to observe and to ameliorate the effects of two manipulations constructed for the main study, namely the rewriting task (depletory versus neutral) and the norm induction (deciding to cheat, not to cheat or to meet with a friend after the study). The main study was conducted with 87 undergraduate students. Correlational results underlined the importance of low self-control and high susceptibility to social influence as predictors of past behavior of academic dishonesty. Experimental results revealed that first, groups
 
Publisher METU
 
Contributor Oner-ozkan, Bengi
 
Date 2010-10-01
 
Type M.S. Thesis
 
Format text/pdf
 
Identifier http://etd.lib.metu.edu.tr/upload/12612678/index.pdf
 
Language Eng
 
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