Investigating Hospitality Student Perceptions of Academic Integrity


Academic integrity has become an increasing concern in higher education. This study investigates undergraduate hospitality students' views of academic integrity issues. Factors underlying students' attitude toward academic dishonesty include the student as "customer" business model, inability to recognize exams as integral to learning, and relationships with faculty members and peers. The study's results revealed noticeable differences in the level of concern students expressed towards professionals cheating on a major exam. In particular, a low level of concern was expressed when managers cheat compared to other professionals. Findings suggest hospitality educators may face increased challenges when addressing students' ethical behavior. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Consortium Journal of Hospitality & Tourism is the property of HBCU Consortium and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)


Hospitality Leadership

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academic dishonesty, academic integrity, higher education, student cheating

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Consortium Journal of Hospitality & Tourism