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Ethnicity, Acculturation, and Plagiarism: A Criterion Study of Unethical Academic Conduct

Human Organization, Vol. 70, No. 1, p. 88, 2011

9 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2011 Last revised: 16 Sep 2013

Daniel E. Martin

California State University, East Bay

Asha Rao

California State University, East Bay - Department of Management

Lloyd Sloan

Howard University

Date Written: February 3, 2011

Abstract

Ethics have received increased attention from the media and academia in recent years. Most reports suggest that one form of unethical conduct - plagiarism - is on the rise in the business schools. Stereotypes of Asian students as being more prone to plagiarize are frequently found in the literature, though not concretely substantiated. This study used a behavioral criterion to examine the relationships among ethnicity, acculturation, and plagiarism in a sample of 158 undergraduate and graduate students. Significant differences in plagiarism behavior were found based on level of student acculturation, but not ethnicity. Considerations and implications for training and managing international students and workers are discussed.

Keywords: Ethics, Plagiarism, Acculturation, Ethnicity, Criterion Study, Asian, Cheating

Suggested Citation

Martin, Daniel E. and Rao, Asha and Sloan, Lloyd, Ethnicity, Acculturation, and Plagiarism: A Criterion Study of Unethical Academic Conduct (February 3, 2011). Human Organization, Vol. 70, No. 1, p. 88, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1754577

Daniel E. Martin (Contact Author)

California State University, East Bay ( email )

25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94542
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.csueastbay.edu

Asha Rao

California State University, East Bay - Department of Management ( email )

25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94542
United States

Lloyd Sloan

Howard University

2400 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059
United States

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