Academic cheating behaviour of accounting students: A case study in Jakarta State University

Abstract for Asia Pacific Conference of Educational Integrity

University of Western Aurtralia (Perth-Australia)

September 2012

ACADEMIC CHEATING BEHAVIOUR OF ACCOUNTING STUDENTS:

A CASE STUDY IN JAKARTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Anna Armeini Rangkuti

Department of Psychology, Jakarta State University

This study aims to reveal academic cheating behaviour amongst accounting students at a university in Jakarta. The sample numbered 120 second year students of accounting. The instrument has two dimensions, namely academic cheating during a test in class (Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient: 0.76) and academic cheating when doing tasks outside the classroom (Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient: 0.81). The results of this study indicate that academic cheating occurs both in test situations in classes and academic tasks outside the classroom. The university needs to create clear and firm academic regulations in anticipation of academic cheating. Academic regulations under consideration include procedures for examinations, forms of a test or assignment, the use of software to detect plagiarism, and strict sanctions applied to perpetrators of academic cheating.

Keywords: academic cheating behaviour, accounting students

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