Publication Date

2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Counselor Education

Abstract

This study examines the parental awareness and attitudes toward academic dishonesty at the high school level to address a gap in the literature. Little data is currently available regarding the knowledge and views of parents regarding various aspects of academic dishonesty. A quantitative survey was created by the researcher and utilized in both online and paper forms to collect data from parents of students in grades 9-12 in a suburban high school. Results indicate that parents think academic dishonesty is unacceptable and are marginally aware of what specific techniques involved. Parents disagreed with students not being punished for academically dishonest behavior. Keywords: academic dishonesty, cheating, plagiarism, awareness, attitudes

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