Factor structure of the attitudes toward cheating scale: An exploratory structural equation modeling analysis

Factor structure of the attitudes toward cheating scale: An exploratory structural equation... Although the attitude of students toward academic cheating has been an important variable in academic misconduct research, few researchers have examined the factor structure of cheating attitudes. The current research analyzed the factor structure of an important scale in this area—the Attitudes toward Cheating (ATC) scale. The findings of the current research revealed a three- factor solution of academic cheating: conservativeness in the cheating accusation, justification of cheating, and perceived immorality of cheating students. In addition, the three factors that were identified were only weakly correlated; meaning that cheating attitudes are multi-faceted. Therefore, the common practice of calculating an overall ATC scale score may not be adequate for fully capturing cheating attitudes. Finally, the current paper serves as an example of how to employ the powerful statistical technique of exploratory structural equation modeling. . . . . Keywords Attitudes toward cheating Exploratory structural equation modeling Factor analysis Factor structure Scale dimensionality Theory of planned behaviour The concept of academic cheating has been an ongoing con- influence academic cheating; for example, Lim and See’s cern in the field of education in part because of the negative study (Lim and See 2001) examined 518 Singapore university effects of cheating on students, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Psychology Springer Journals

Factor structure of the attitudes toward cheating scale: An exploratory structural equation modeling analysis

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Psychology; Psychology, general; Social Sciences, general
ISSN
1046-1310
eISSN
1936-4733
D.O.I.
10.1007/s12144-018-9887-6
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Abstract

Although the attitude of students toward academic cheating has been an important variable in academic misconduct research, few researchers have examined the factor structure of cheating attitudes. The current research analyzed the factor structure of an important scale in this area—the Attitudes toward Cheating (ATC) scale. The findings of the current research revealed a three- factor solution of academic cheating: conservativeness in the cheating accusation, justification of cheating, and perceived immorality of cheating students. In addition, the three factors that were identified were only weakly correlated; meaning that cheating attitudes are multi-faceted. Therefore, the common practice of calculating an overall ATC scale score may not be adequate for fully capturing cheating attitudes. Finally, the current paper serves as an example of how to employ the powerful statistical technique of exploratory structural equation modeling. . . . . Keywords Attitudes toward cheating Exploratory structural equation modeling Factor analysis Factor structure Scale dimensionality Theory of planned behaviour The concept of academic cheating has been an ongoing con- influence academic cheating; for example, Lim and See’s cern in the field of education in part because of the negative study (Lim and See 2001) examined 518 Singapore university effects of cheating on students,

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Current PsychologySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 5, 2018

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