SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.19 número1Las Directivas Anticipadas en la profesión de enfermería: el conocimiento y las barrerasInfluencia del Programa Una Semana de Educación en el Conocimiento y Enfoque de los Estudiantes de Farmacia hacia la Diabetes Mellitus índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados

Revista

Articulo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartir


Acta bioethica

versión On-line ISSN 1726-569X

Resumen

MURTAZA, Ghulam; ZAFAR, Seema; BASHIR, Iqra  y  HUSSAIN, Izhar. Evaluation of student’s perception and behavior towards plagiarism in Pakistani universities. Acta bioeth. [online]. 2013, vol.19, n.1, pp.125-130. ISSN 1726-569X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S1726-569X2013000100013.

Background: The prevalence of academic delinquency in universities, predominantly in the form of plagiarism and cheating, is extensively conceded. Objectives: The objective of this study was to evaluate student’s perception and behavior towards plagiarism in Pakistani universities. Methods: This cross-sectional survey was conducted in 6 academic disciplines in 35 universities in Pakistan during 21.02.2011-21.04.2011. Expert interviewers and learned educationists carried out the interviews with the help of a structured questionnaire to evaluate student’s knowledge about plagiarism such as (i) student’s knowledge about HEC policy, (ii) student’s attitude towards plagiarism, (iii) student’s satisfaction towards plagiarism and cheating, and (iv) their views for penalties (What should be the penalties for 1st and 2nd occurrence of plagiarism?) and recorded the responses. Results: This survey was accomplished by 25742 students. The response rate for awareness about HEC policy about plagiarism showed that significantly (p<0.05) low percentage (94%) of students was unaware of this policy. The attitudes of significantly (p<0.05) high percentage of students towards plagiarism behavior were unacceptable. Significantly (p<0.05) high response rate towards attitudes regarding punishment for plagiarism was warning and report to HOD for first and second occurrence of this cheating, respectively. Conclusions: An extensive lack was found in the understanding of students towards plagiarism across all the universities. It is necessary to achieve balance between factors affecting plagiarism such avoidance, finding and sentence in case of detection.

Palabras clave : pharmacy practice; academic honesty; plagiarism; cheating.

        · resumen en Español | Portugués     · texto en Inglés     · Inglés ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons