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Teachers' perception of academic dishonesty in gymnasiums and vocational schools


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Pervan, Anja. (2019). Teachers' perception of academic dishonesty in gymnasiums and vocational schools. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Pavlin-Bernardić, Nina].

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The aim of this study was to examine some aspects of the teachers' perception of academic dishonesty and attitudes toward cheating in high school. The participants were 215 teachers from 12 high schools in Zagreb and the surrounding area. The participants completed The Cheating Scale, The Reasons For Cheating Scale, The Scale Of Teacher-Student Interaction and items related to the ethical code and attitudes about factors contributing to easier coping with academic dishonesty. The results show that vocational school teachers perceive cheating on tests more frequent than gymnasium teachers. The teachers' perception of academic dishonesty did not differ with regard to the existence and communication of the ethical code. Differences in attitudes between gymnasium and vocational school teachers are not statistically significant, with teachers from both groups more inclined to explain cheating by the reasons associated with grades. Ignoring cheating in the classroom is positively associated with both forms of academic dishonesty, while high expectations from students are negatively associated with cheating on the test. Teachers point out that changing social values, changes in schooling, greater responsibility of parents and students, teachers' consistency, stricter and more consistent sanctions, changing physical conditions in the work environment and control of the cell phone use in the classrooms would help them cope with academic dishonesty.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic dishonesty, teachers, high schools, honor code
Subjects: Psychology > Školska psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Pavlin-Bernardić, Nina
Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 10:44
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 10:44

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