International Journal of Information Technology & Computer Science ( IJITCS )
This study explores student academic dishonesty in the context of traditional and distance-learning courses in higher education. Data from 1,365 Students enrolled in academic institutes in the U.S.A and Israel were surveyed to assess their personality and their willingness to commit various acts of academic misconduct. The findings indicate that in both countries dishonest behaviors are greater in face-to-face courses than in online courses. In addition, both American and Israeli students identified with the personality trait of Agreeableness showed a negative correlation with academic dishonesty. In addition, Israeli students identified with the personality traits of Conscientiousness and Emotional Stability demonstrated a negative correlation with academic dishonesty. In contrast, the personality trait of Extraversion among American students was found in a positive correlation with academic misconduct. Implications for further research are discussed.
: Academic Dishonesty, Personality Traits, OCEAN, Online Courses
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