Towards an analytical model of ethical decision making in plagiarism

Kai Kwong Gervas LAU, Allan Hoi Kau YUEN, Jae Hyung PARK

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Abstract

Plagiarism by students is a common and worldwide phenomenon with a significant impact on our society. Numerous studies on the pervasive nature of plagiarism among students have focused on the behavioral aspects of plagiarism and how to prevent it. Based on an empirical study of a sample of 463 eighth graders in Hong Kong, this article offers an analytical model to understand the ethical decision-making process in plagiarism among students. Using this model, students' plagiaristic behavior can be analyzed in terms of their moral judgment, moral intensity, and perceived risks. Copyright © 2013 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-377
JournalEthics & Behavior
Volume23
Issue number5
Early online dateMar 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

Citation

Lau, G. K. K., Yuen, A. H. K., & Park, J. (2013). Towards an analytical model of ethical decision making in plagiarism. Ethics & Behavior, 23(5), 360-377.

Keywords

  • Plagiarism
  • Ethical decision
  • Analytical model

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