Factors influencing academic dishonesty among undergraduate students in higher education institutions (HEIs) in Malaysia

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Md Sozon
Dr. Sia Bee Chuan
Dr. Pok Wei Fong
Dr. Omar Omar Hamdan
Md. Ataur Rahman


Academic dishonesty is viewed as a major issue in higher education across the world. Therefore, this research aims to determine the factors influencing academic dishonesty among undergraduate students in higher education institutions (HEIs) in Malaysia. The data was gathered from the intended respondents using the questionnaire survey approach.  A total of 590 questionnaires were gathered from undergraduate students at two Malaysian universities—one public and one private.  Afterward, 438 of the completed questionnaires were deemed suitable for analysis. The findings revealed that there was a statistically significant relationship between academic dishonesty, social factors, and students’ motivation 837**, 204**, respectively). However, academic dishonesty has a negative correlation with the academic environment -.235. Furthermore, social factors have a positive .297** association with students’ motivation and a negative relationship with the academic environment -.157**. Also, student motivation has a positive correlation with the academic environment 332**. The results of this investigation provide valuable insight into the frequency and contributing factors of academic dishonesty in HEIs in Malaysia. Combating academic dishonesty is essential to maintaining the reputation of Malaysian higher education and ensuring quality education for all students.  

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Factors influencing academic dishonesty among undergraduate students in higher education institutions (HEIs) in Malaysia. (2024). Journal of Management Info, 11(2), 137-159. https://doi.org/10.31580/jmi.v11i2.3039
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Factors influencing academic dishonesty among undergraduate students in higher education institutions (HEIs) in Malaysia. (2024). Journal of Management Info, 11(2), 137-159. https://doi.org/10.31580/jmi.v11i2.3039


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