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In their own words : a qualitative study of the reasons Australian university students plagiarise

Devlin, Marcia and Gray, Kathleen 2007, In their own words : a qualitative study of the reasons Australian university students plagiarise, Higher education research and development, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 181-198.

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Title In their own words : a qualitative study of the reasons Australian university students plagiarise
Author(s) Devlin, Marcia
Gray, Kathleen
Journal name Higher education research and development
Volume number 26
Issue number 2
Start page 181
End page 198
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2007
ISSN 0729-4360
1469-8366
Keyword(s) plagiarism
qualitative research
reasons
student experience
student voice
Summary The ways in which universities and individual academics attempt to deter and respond to student plagiarism may be based on untested assumptions about particular or primary reasons for this behaviour. Using a series of group interviews, this qualitative study gathered the views of 56 Australian university students on the possible reasons for plagiarism within their institution. The results indicate a wide and disparate range of possible contributing reasons for plagiarism, including: institutional admission criteria; student understanding of plagiarism; poor academic skills; a range of teaching and learning factors; personality factors; and external pressures. These findings are compared with other findings about reasons for student plagiarism in Australasia. The implications of these findings are considered for universities and individual academics seeking to better engage with their students to minimize or marginalize plagiarism.
Notes This is an electronic version of an article published in Higher education research and development. Higher education research and development is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0729-4360&volume=26&issue=2&spage=181
Language eng
Field of Research 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2007, HERDSA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006690

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