Academic Cheating Behavior Using Information Technology among Education Students

Abstract for International Seminar, Integrating Technology Into Education

by IPTPI (Ikatan Profesi Teknolog Pendidikan Indonesia)

Jakarta, 17 Mei 2010



Anna Armeini Rangkuti[1]


The development of information technology gives advantages for people, especially for students who are studying in education field or as teacher candidates. The information technology has assisted students to accomplish several academic activities. However, the information technology development might be misused or misconduct for high grades purposes, such as copy and paste from other person’s idea, take person’s idea or compile academic material without wrote its source, as well as use cell phone to save and browse answers during examination process in class. Therefore, if students behave academic misconduct or cheating when they were students, it can influence their behavior in work place or as a teacher.

This study describes cheating behaviors using information technology among 90 education students as participants. The study showed that cheating behaviors occurs more than two times in 16.7% participants used calculator or cell phone to save exam materials and read it during examination, 14.4% participants browsed internet through cell phones to get answers, and 70% percent participants copy and paste from the internet source to do tasks from lecturer. Other cheating behaviors occur 1-2 times in 24.2% participants used other opinion or theory without citing, and 18.9% participant compiled materials from internet without citing all sources.

Keywords: academic cheating behaviors, education student, information technology

[1] Lecturer at Department of Psychology-Jakarta State University of Indonesia

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