Disciplinary action for academic dishonesty : does the student’s gender matter?

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Disciplinary action for academic dishonesty : does the student’s gender matter?
Author(s) Witmer, Hope ; Johansson, Jonas
Date 2015
English abstract
The purpose of this study is to identify if gender differences exist with respect to conviction of university students for academic dishonesty. To investigate this phenomenon, data from the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (SNAHE) and from disciplinary boards of several Swedish universities were evaluated from a gender perspective. To identify whether the penalty severity for academic dishonesty is gender biased, the ratio of suspensions/warnings for male and female students was calculated. It was identified that female students are less prevalent in disciplinary matters and that there was no systematic gender bias in penalty severities (warnings or suspensions). In addition, female students deny academic dishonest behaviors more than male students, indicating a possibly higher false conviction rate.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40979-015-0006-2 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Springer
Host/Issue International Journal of Educational Integrity;11
Volume 6
ISSN 1833-2595
Pages 10
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Gender
Academic dishonesty
Cheating
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/20590 (link to this page)

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