Self-Control, Injunctive Norms, and Descriptive Norms Predict Engagement in Plagiarism in a Theory of Planned Behavior Model

Self-Control, Injunctive Norms, and Descriptive Norms Predict Engagement in Plagiarism in a... J Acad Ethics https://doi.org/10.1007/s10805-018-9309-2 Self-Control, Injunctive Norms, and Descriptive Norms Predict Engagement in Plagiarism in a Theory of Planned Behavior Model 1 1 1 Guy J. Curtis & Emily Cowcher & Brady R. Greene & 1 2 3 Kiata Rundle & Megan Paull & Melissa C. Davis Springer Nature B.V. 2018 Abstract The Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) predicts that a combination of attitudes, perceived norms, and perceived behavioral control predict intentions, and that intentions ulti- mately predict behavior. Previous studies have found that the TPB can predict students’ engage- ment in plagiarism. Furthermore, the General Theory of Crime suggests that self-control is particularly important in predicting engagement in unethical behavior such as plagiarism. In Study1(N = 229), we incorporated self-control in a TPB model and tested whether norms, attitudes, and self-control predicted intention to plagiarize and plagiarism behavior. The best statistical fit for the path-analytic model was achieved when a direct path from self-control to plagiarism engagement was specified. In Study 2 (N = 320), we added a measure of perceived behavioral control and split the measurement of norms into descriptive (normal behavior) and injunctive (good behavior) components. This study found that both self-control and perceived- behavioral control http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Academic Ethics Springer Journals

Self-Control, Injunctive Norms, and Descriptive Norms Predict Engagement in Plagiarism in a Theory of Planned Behavior Model

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Springer Netherlands
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Nature B.V.
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Education; Administration, Organization and Leadership; Ethics
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1570-1727
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1572-8544
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10.1007/s10805-018-9309-2
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J Acad Ethics https://doi.org/10.1007/s10805-018-9309-2 Self-Control, Injunctive Norms, and Descriptive Norms Predict Engagement in Plagiarism in a Theory of Planned Behavior Model 1 1 1 Guy J. Curtis & Emily Cowcher & Brady R. Greene & 1 2 3 Kiata Rundle & Megan Paull & Melissa C. Davis Springer Nature B.V. 2018 Abstract The Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) predicts that a combination of attitudes, perceived norms, and perceived behavioral control predict intentions, and that intentions ulti- mately predict behavior. Previous studies have found that the TPB can predict students’ engage- ment in plagiarism. Furthermore, the General Theory of Crime suggests that self-control is particularly important in predicting engagement in unethical behavior such as plagiarism. In Study1(N = 229), we incorporated self-control in a TPB model and tested whether norms, attitudes, and self-control predicted intention to plagiarize and plagiarism behavior. The best statistical fit for the path-analytic model was achieved when a direct path from self-control to plagiarism engagement was specified. In Study 2 (N = 320), we added a measure of perceived behavioral control and split the measurement of norms into descriptive (normal behavior) and injunctive (good behavior) components. This study found that both self-control and perceived- behavioral control

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Journal of Academic EthicsSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 6, 2018

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