The Correlation between Moral Disengagement and Cheating Behavior in Academic Context

Abstract

Cheating behavior is a form of academic dishonesty that violates integrity in the academic life. In Indonesia, cheating behavior in university has become a serious issue for the government and the educational institution. Cheating behavior is influenced by personal and environmental factors such as moral disengagement. Bandura explained that moral disengagement is a form of cognitive distortion within a person to accept behavior that violate moral. Using Moral Disengagement Scale (Bandura), this research is aimed at finding the influence of moral disengagement on cheating behavior of the students in a university. Cheating behavior includes cheating acts during the exam and during working on assignments. The scale being used is McCabe Cheating Behavior Scale. The participants are the students who are registered taking courses in the university. Statistical analysis is conducted by using Regression Analysis.



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Samsunuwiyati Mar'at, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
Annisa Prameswari, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
Gayatri Ardhinindya, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia

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Conference: ACE2015
Stream: Student learning

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