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A Wake-Up Call? Issues with plagiarism in transnational higher education

Palmer, A., Pegrum, M. and Oakley, G. (2019) A Wake-Up Call? Issues with plagiarism in transnational higher education. Ethics & Behavior, 29 (1). pp. 23-50.

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The views on plagiarism of 574 students at four Australian universities operating in Singapore were investigated through a survey and interviews. Analysis of students’ responses to different plagiarism scenarios revealed misconceptions and uncertainties about many aspects of plagiarism. Self-plagiarism and reuse of a friend’s work were acceptable to more than one quarter of the students, and nearly half considered collusion to be a legitimate form of collaboration. One quarter of the students also indicated that they would knowingly plagiarize. This should serve as a wake-up call regarding plagiarism in transnational higher education. Seven measures are recommended to curb plagiarism and foster academic integrity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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