Academic Dishonesty In The Classroom

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As it is defined, behavior is the combination of thoughts, attitudes, and acts of an individual (Chaplin. 1985). It can be classified as “good or bad”, “right or wrong”, “beneficial or harmful”, “efficient or inefficient”, and “desirable or undesirable “on the basis of pre-set criteria. In this sense, “misconduct” is a behavior which is thought not to be appropriate for the time of the behavior, for a specific space, purpose, situation, condition, and group. The insights of Kapunan (1971) have conceptualize the present study when he said that in the continuing process of growing up, adolescents attempt to satisfy their own needs as well as those of society, but when they come face to face with frustrations and conflicts of which they cannot…show more content…
Unfortunately, there are some people who attempt to circumvent the standards for academic behavior by resorting to such activities as cheating, plagiarism, and collusion. These practices of “academic dishonesty” are considered an attack on integrity of an educational institution and essentially cheapen the learning experience for all involved: this includes the perpetrator, other students, and members, and members of the faculty (Nelson, 2006). On the other hand, communities across the nation are taking a renewed interest in the problem of poor school attendance. Truancy reduction program designed to serve students who have attendance problems are rapidly being organized to a number of models. However, despite these said reduction programs, a national review of discipline issues in schools conducted in 1996-1997 found that school principals perceived student absenteeism and tardiness to be two most serious problems in their schools (Fiore,…show more content…
Personal factors as well include poor self-esteem, feelings of academic incompetence, poor relationships with students, and gang involvement. Truants generally report less attachment to school and have less satisfactory experiences at school, than non-truants. The link between truancy and dropout have been demonstrated by a number of studies that show that dropouts may begin having attendance problems as early as 1st grade (Sheldon, 2002). Students who skip significant numbers of classes often to earn credit for those classes either because they also neglect homework and fail tests, or because of mandatory attendance requirements set by the schools. Truancy, therefore, is a clear warning that student may drop-out. Another thing also is that Blum, Beuhring, and Rinehart (2000) found that frequent problems with school work are predictive of both cigarette and school use. The correlation between school failure and delinquency is well established (Wang, 2005; Balfanz, 2003; Smith,
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