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Sex, morals and exam cheating

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  • Michał Krawczyk

    () (University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economic Sciences)

Abstract

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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  • Michał Krawczyk, 2012. "Sex, morals and exam cheating," Working Papers 2012-09, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw.
  • Handle: RePEc:war:wpaper:2012-09
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    File URL: http://www.wne.uw.edu.pl/inf/wyd/WP/WNE_WP75.pdf
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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, June.
    2. Fisher, Robert J, 1993. " Social Desirability Bias and the Validity of Indirect Questioning," Journal of Consumer Research, Oxford University Press, vol. 20(2), pages 303-315, September.
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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 19:07:00

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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions

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