Author: Rabia Ayaz
Supervisor: Iram Fatima, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research purported to study self-control and academic dishonesty in post graduate students. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be negative relationship between self-control and academic dishonesty in post graduate students. Correlational research design was used in this study. Convenient sampling technique was used to collect data. Sample consisted of N = 100 students (50 = male, 50=female). Sample participants were taken from different universities. Assessment measures were used to collect data such as Academic Dishonesty Tendency Scale (Eminoglu & Nartgun, 2009) and Self-Control Scale (Grasmick et al., 1993). Pearson product moment correlation and hierarchical regression were used to analyze the relationship between self-control and academic dishonesty in post graduate students. The results of this research revealed no relationship between self-control and academic dishonesty. Further results of hierarchical regression revealed that none of the variables in the model predicted academic dishonesty. The importance of self-control in relation to academic dishonesty is not mandatory, so it is important to raise awareness of good academic values and the direct teaching about plagiarism. There is growing need to change staff, student and institutional views about academic dishonesty in a way which provide an integrated focus on informing students of values and principles of good academic practice. So that ethically cultivated professionals are given to society.
Keywords: Self-Control, Academic Dishonesty, Post Graduate Students.
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