Students and Plagiarism: Exploring the Disconnect Between Morals and Behavior
What are the motivations behind student plagiarism? Why do students cheat even when they believe that it's morally wrong? What are some of the ways in which students rationalize their sense of responsibility--and to what end or intended outcome?
This webcast explores the disconnect between student moral understanding and motivation by looking at the problem of plagiarism and cheating from the student perspective. Drawing from research based on survey data, we specifically address the drivers that prompt students' decision to plagiarize.