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Sex, morals and exam cheating

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  • Michał Krawczyk

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    (University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economic Sciences)

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This paper reports a field experiment investigating effectiveness of moral appeal in discouraging exam cheating. Substantial level of cheating was identified using an index of test answers similarity, contrasted with low self-reports. The treatment manipulation made an impact on self-reported but not observed frequency of cheating. Hypothesized gender difference, whereby males took but not gave more illicit information than females was also found.

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File URL: http://www.wne.uw.edu.pl/inf/wyd/WP/WNE_WP75.pdf
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Paper provided by Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw in its series Working Papers with number 2012-09.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:war:wpaper:2012-09

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Keywords: exam cheating; moral appeal; gender differences; field experiments;

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  1. Jan R. Magnus & Victor M. Polterovich & Dmitri L. Danilov & Alexei V. Savvateev, 2002. "Tolerance of Cheating: An Analysis Across Countries," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(2), pages 125-135, January.
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  1. How effective is a moral appeal in discouraging exam cheating
    by Economic Logician in Economic Logic on 2012-07-04 14:07:00

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