Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 11

Volume 11 Number 3-4, Pages 169-178

Fall 2000

Academic Dishonesty: A Study of CIS Student Cheating Behavior

Patrick T. Hogan
University of Houston - Downtown
Houston, TX 77002, USA

Patrick V. Jaska
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Belton, TX 76713, USA

Abstract: As the demand for technology innovations increases in business organizations, the staff that develops and maintains the information technology for the organization become increasingly more important. One aspect of research interest, related to information technology personnel, is their moral and ethical values. Prospective employers rely on the integrity of a student's academic record. Clearly, dishonest behavior on information systems examinations impacts the professional qualifications of the student. In addition, dishonesty undermines the trust and confidence that managers place in the new employee. In this study we try to gain insight into the ethical behavior of junior and senior level Computer Information Systems students. The results are analyzed based upon student classification, grade point average, and gender. Indications are that seniors, students with lower grade point averages, and males have a higher propensity to engage in academic dishonest behavior.

Keywords: Academic dishonesty, Ethical behavior, Cheating, Information systems

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Recommended Citation: Hogan, P. T. & Jaska, P. V. (2000). Academic Dishonesty: A Study of CIS Student Cheating Behavior. Journal of Information Systems Education, 11(3-4), 169-178.