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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.7, No.2, Jun. 2021, Pub. Date: Jun. 2, 2021
Academic Cheating Behaviour Among Students in Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia
Pages: 108-113 Views: 43 Downloads: 5
Authors
[01] Chiam Chooi Chea, Cluster of Business and Management, Open University Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
[02] Lim Yee Wui, Faculty of Accountancy and Management, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Selangor, Malaysia.
[03] Kue Wei Ling, Faculty of Accountancy and Management, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Selangor, Malaysia.
Abstract
Academic cheating behaviour (ACB) is a form of academic dishonesty committed by students and it is one of the common ethical problems faced by all tertiary education institutions in the world. There are several types of academic cheating and one of the common act among students is examination cheating because an examination is a test at which the students demonstrate their individual skills and ability within the framework and on the set-conditions by the education institution, whether it is academically or physically. Examination cheating is not tandem with the purpose of education, which is to develop graduates with good values- beyond merely human capital. ACB is seen as a serious offend in the academia as it reflects the integrity, honesty and good ethics of graduates at the tertiary level before commencing their work in the corporate environment. This issue has to be removed from the tertiary education, in which, the education institutions play a vital role. This study would be able highlight the factors that are affecting the examination behaviour among students in higher education institutions in Malaysia. The results of this study would be able to provide insights to the administrators and policy makers to develop relevant policies or regulations in order to reduce this unethical behaviour among students in the higher education institutions in Malaysia.
Keywords
Academic Cheating Behaviour, Ethical, Academic Dishonesty
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