Assessing Domestic vs. International Student Perceptions and Attitudes of Plagiarism

Authors

  • Daniel Adrian Doss University of West Alabama, United States
  • Russ Henley University of West Alabama, United States
  • Balakrishna Gokaraju University of West Alabama, United States
  • David McElreath University of Mississippi, United States
  • Hilliard Lackey Jackson State University, United States
  • Qiuqi Hong University of West Alabama, United States
  • Lauren Miller University of West Alabama, United States

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v6i2.370

Keywords:

domestic students, international students, education, higher education, plagiarism

Abstract

The authors examined students’ perceptions of plagiarism from a higher education teaching institution within the U.S. southeast. This study employed a five-point Likert-scale to examine differences of perceptions between domestic versus international students. Statistically significant outcomes were observed regarding the notions that plagiarism is a necessary evil and that plagiarism is illegal. Respectively, the analyses of the means showed that respondents tended toward disagreement concerning the former notion and neutrality regarding the latter notion.

Author Biographies

Daniel Adrian Doss, University of West Alabama, United States

DANIEL DOSS, PhD, is an associate professor of computer information systems and director of the MBA program at the University of West Alabama. His research interests are information systems, homeland security, and criminal justice. 

Russ Henley, University of West Alabama, United States

RUSS HENLEY, PhD, is an associate professor of marketing at the University of West Alabama. His research interests are marketing, advertising, consumer behavior, and behavioral marketing. 

Balakrishna Gokaraju, University of West Alabama, United States

BALAKRISHNA GOKARAJU, PhD, is an assistant professor of engineering technology at the University of West Alabama. His research areas are technology, engineering, and higher education. 

David McElreath, University of Mississippi, United States

DAVID MCELREATH, PhD, is a professor of legal studies at the University of Mississippi. His research areas are criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, and homeland security.

Hilliard Lackey, Jackson State University, United States

HILLIARD LACKEY, PhD, is an associate professor of urban higher education at Jackson State University. His research areas are higher education, history, and geography.

Qiuqi Hong, University of West Alabama, United States

QIUQI HONG, BBA, is an MBA graduate student at the University of West Alabama. Her research area is general business administration. 

Lauren Miller, University of West Alabama, United States

LAUREN MILLER, BBA, is an MBA graduate student at the University of West Alabama. Her research areas are general business administration and finance.

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Published

2016-04-01

How to Cite

Doss, D. A., Henley, R., Gokaraju, B., McElreath, D., Lackey, H., Hong, Q., & Miller, L. (2016). Assessing Domestic vs. International Student Perceptions and Attitudes of Plagiarism. Journal of International Students, 6(2), 542–565. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v6i2.370

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Research Articles (English)