Attitude of Students Towards Academic Dishonesty in UMT

Zaki Ullah Khan


Researchers conducted an investigation into the occurrence of students’ academic dishonesty at the University of Management and Technology by using quantitative method. Students’ academic dishonesty in University of Management and technology has become a major issue in recent years due to advancement in technology. This study explores the factors that influence the behavior of students and make them dishonest. The study largely supports the students understanding to the academic dishonesty and plagiarism. The university faculties have failed to deliver proper awareness regarding students’ academic dishonest behavior and about university policies of academic dishonesty. However, indigenous knowledge of faculty’s focal persons helped them in a greater context to keep them somewhat safe from academic dishonesty. For this study, simple random sampling technique is used by taking 400 participants/respondents from University of Management and technology. Researchers check the seriousness of cheating regarding student’s different types of behavior in reference to various kinds of academic dishonesty. It is hoped that the findings of this research can be used to understand the issues around academic dishonesty and developed ways of supporting students in order to reduce its occurrence.

Keywords: Academic dishonesty, cheating, attitude, students.

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/10-1-07

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