Skip to main content

To cheat or not to cheat: effects of moral perspective and situational variables on students' attitudes

Buy Article:

$47.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

One hundred and ninety-six Israeli middle-school students participated in a study that explored the effects of moral orientation (moral versus conventional)and of three situational variables on attitudes toward two types of cheating in school exams--copying from others ('active')and letting others copy ('passive'). Several vignettes that were comprised of different combinations of the three situational variables--exam importance, supervision level and peers' norms--were used as the main instrument. It was found that a-morally oriented students approved significantly more of cheating than morally oriented students. Importance of exam had marginally significant effects on active copying. Level of supervision during exam and classmates' norms had significant effects on both active and passive cheating attitudes.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University College Dublin Ireland

Publication date: 01 June 2004

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more