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Volume 6 Issue 1
Perception towards Academic Dishonesty among the students of Higher Learning in West Bengal
|Shweta Smrita Soy, Arun Naskar
|Academic dishonesty encompasses all unethical behaviours that students, researchers engage in or adopt dishonesty in the education sector, as well as any teacher who is linked with any unethical activity in the education field. Academic dishonesty is a common problem in higher learning. Cizek (2003) discusses the moral consequences of cheating, including the "habit-forming" nature of cheating and cheating's devaluation of hard work, integrity, and fairness. Instructors cannot accurately assess student performance or evaluate students' mastery of the knowledge, abilities, and applications required in their area when students cheat or plagiarize in academic activities. As a result, institutions may award credentials to people who do not truly earn them, which can have major practical consequences in the workplace. Academic dishonesty can diminish the value of a degree from a particular institution and harm the integrity culture that colleges and universities work to establish. Ultimately academic dishonesty affects the university’s learning environment as well as the higher education system. Thus, there has been a lot of focus on how to stop academic dishonesty. It is important to understand how students think about academic dishonesty and how they are aware of it. Therefore, the present study has been taken regarding the perception towards academic dishonesty among the students of higher learning in West Bengal. In this study, the main objective is to know the Perception towards Academic Dishonesty among the students of higher learning in West Bengal. And to find out the difference in Perception towards Academic Dishonesty among the students of higher learning with respect to their gender and locality (Urban & Rural). A descriptive survey method has been used for the study. The study was conducted on a total participant of 78 students of higher learning (PG & M.Ed.). The results obtained are: - There is no significant difference in perception towards Academic Dishonesty between male and female higher learning students, there is no significant difference in perception towards Academic Dishonesty between rural and urban higher learning students, there is no significant difference in perception towards Academic Dishonesty between Rural male and Rural female higher learning students. And the overall perception towards academic dishonesty among higher learning students is good. Almost every higher learning students feel that academic dishonesty affects the learning environment of the university, maximum higher learning students think that students go home before all the classes are over for a given day, most of the higher learning students feel that academic honesty is very important to develop a proper personality of a student and almost every higher learning students feel that students need to be aware of academic dishonesty.
|Academic Dishonesty, Higher Learning students (PG & M.Ed.), Perception
|Sociology > Education
|Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024
|Perception towards Academic Dishonesty among the students of Higher Learning in West Bengal - Shweta Smrita Soy, Arun Naskar - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i01.13068
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