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Thesis Title: Psychosocial Predictors of Academic Dishonesty in University Students

Author Name: Tahmina Riaz

Supervisor: Nida Zafar & Rukhsana Kausar

Year: 2017

Degree: MSC

Department: Institute of Applied Psychology

University: Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

Abstract

The present study aimed to investigate psychosocial predictors of Academic dishonesty. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a significant relationship in personality traits, procrastination, moral values and academic dishonesty. It was also hypothesized that personality traits, procrastination and moral values are likely to predict level of academic dishonesty in students. The sample comprised of 257 university students with the age rang 18 – 25 (M = 20.92, SD = 1.63). Convenient sampling strategy was used in this research. Mini International Personality Item Pool by Goldberg (1999), Procrastination Scale by Lay (1986), Ethical Goodness Scale by Narvaez, Bock, and Vaydich (2008) and Academic Dishonesty Tendency Scale by Eminoglu and Nartgun (2009) were used for assessment. Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Multiple Regression Analysis and Independent sample t-test were used to analyze data. The result indicated that there was relationship in agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion, neuroticism, procrastination, moral values and academic dishonesty in university students. Agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion, neuroticism, procrastination and moral values predict academic dishonesty in university students. Non-significant gender differences were found in agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion, neuroticism, procrastination, moral values and academic dishonesty in university students. The result of present study would help in understanding psychosocial predictors of academic dishonesty.

Keywords:

Psychosocial predictors, academic dishonesty

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