The Perception of Faculty and College Students on Cheating

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  • Title: The Perception of Faculty and College Students on Cheating: Envisioning a Cheat-Free Academic Community
  • Author(s): Philip Joseph Sarmiento , Abner Manaloto
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Learner
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education
  • Keywords: Cheating, Forms, Situations, Academic Community
  • Volume: 25
  • Issue: 3
  • Year: 2018
  • ISSN: 2327-7955 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-8749 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-7955/CGP/v25i03/31-45
  • Citation: Sarmiento, Philip Joseph , and Abner Manaloto. 2018. "The Perception of Faculty and College Students on Cheating: Envisioning a Cheat-Free Academic Community." The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education 25 (3): 31-45. doi:10.18848/2327-7955/CGP/v25i03/31-45.
  • Extent: 15 pages

Abstract

This study aims to describe the perception on cheating in an academic community. It employed descriptive research design which sought the participation of faculty members (N=144) and graduating college students (N=428) from a Philippine University to answer a self-made instrument in gathering quantitative and qualitative data. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and phases of thematic analysis. Results revealed that faculty members and student participants agreed on the perception of cheating in the forms of examination and assignment while having some disagreements with the other forms of cheating. Furthermore, they also agreed on situations that may encourage cheating such as situations that were faculty related, student related, physical structure related, and program related. Suggestions to minimize the occurrence of cheating were stipulated by the participants. Finally, results were utilized to come up with a program that envisions a cheat-free academic community.