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Classroom Cheating And Student Perceptions Of Ethical Climate, Charles B. Shrader, Sue Ravenscroft, Jeffrey B. Kaufmann, Timothy D. West Oct 2012

Classroom Cheating And Student Perceptions Of Ethical Climate, Charles B. Shrader, Sue Ravenscroft, Jeffrey B. Kaufmann, Timothy D. West

Management Publications

This study examines relationships between perceived ethical climate types, as determined using Victor and Cullen’s (1988) ethical climate questionnaire, and actual cheating behavior by students completing a take-home exam problem. Data regarding students’ behavior were gathered from sixty-four students in two sections of an accounting course at a well-known university. Our major finding is that students who perceive the classroom as a benevolent climate focused on local groups (i.e. team identification is preeminent) engage in more cheating behavior than do students who perceive a benevolent climate focused on broader organization or societal groups. We conclude by discussing the ...


Student/Faculty Connections In The Development Of Teaching, Gary D. Koppenhaver, Virginia Blackburn, Kay M. Palan, Sue Ravenscroft, Charles B. Shrader Jul 2007

Student/Faculty Connections In The Development Of Teaching, Gary D. Koppenhaver, Virginia Blackburn, Kay M. Palan, Sue Ravenscroft, Charles B. Shrader

Management Publications

This project directly involved students in two different models of instructional development. The first model was a Student Consultant program in which faculty selected from a menu of instructional services carried out by students. Typical services included attending class as impartial observers, soliciting feedback from other students on their learning experiences, videotaping class sessions, and evaluating course websites. The second model of instructional development was a program of student-assisted teaching seminars for college faculty. Student Associates helped serve as panelists and facilitators. Assessments of attitudes toward teaching indicated that faculty members viewed both professors and students as collaborators in the ...


Cheating And Moral Judgment In The College Classroom: A Natural Experiment, Tim West, Sue Ravenscroft, Charles B. Shrader Oct 2004

Cheating And Moral Judgment In The College Classroom: A Natural Experiment, Tim West, Sue Ravenscroft, Charles B. Shrader

Management Publications

The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a natural experiment involving academic cheating by university students. We explore the relationship of moral judgment (as measured using the defining issues test) to actual behavior, as well as the relationship between the honesty of students self-reports and the extent of cheating. We were able to determine the extent to which students actually cheated on the take-home portion of an accounting exam. The take-home problem was not assigned with the intent of inducing cheating among students. However, the high rate of observed cheating prompted the instructor to return to ...