Plagiarism, Integrity, and Workplace Deviance: A Criterion Study
Plagiarism, Integrity, and Workplace Deviance: A Criterion Study Ethics and Behavior, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp, 36-51, 2009
Posted: 3 Feb 2011
Date Written: October 2, 2009
Plagiarism is increasingly evident in business and academia. While links between demographic, personality, and situational factors have been found, previous research has not used actual plagiarism behavior as a criterion variable. Previous research on academic dishonesty has consistently used to self-report measures to establish prevalence of dishonest behavior. In this study we use actual plagiarism behavior to establish its prevalence, as well as relationships between integrity-related personal selection and workplace deviance measures. This research covers new ground in two respects: 1) That the academic dishonesty literature is subject to revision using criterion variables to avoid self bias and social desirability issues, 2) We establish the relationship between actual academic dishonesty and potential workplace deviance/white collar crime.
Keywords: Business Students, Criterion Study, Individual Differences, Integrity, Plagiarism, Workplace Deviance
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