A Wake-Up Call? Issues With Plagiarism in Transnational Higher Education

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Abstract

The views on plagiarism of 574 students at four Australian universities operating in Singapore were investigated through a survey and interviews. Analysis of students’ responses to different plagiarism scenarios revealed misconceptions and uncertainties about many aspects of plagiarism. Self-plagiarism and reuse of a friend’s work were acceptable to more than one quarter of the students, and nearly half considered collusion to be a legitimate form of collaboration. One quarter of the students also indicated that they would knowingly plagiarize. This should serve as a wake-up call regarding plagiarism in transnational higher education. Seven measures are recommended to curb plagiarism and foster academic integrity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-28
Number of pages28
JournalEthics and Behavior
Early online date14 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2018

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