Reasons for academic honesty and dishonesty with solutions: a study of pharmacy and medical students in New Zealand

Show simple item record Henning, Marcus en Ram, Sanyogita en Malpas, Phillipa en Sisley, R en Thompson, Andrea en Hawken, Susan en 2014-09-25T01:22:06Z en 2014 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of medical ethics, 2014, 40 (10), pp. 702 - 709 en
dc.identifier.issn 0306-6800 en
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dc.description.abstract This paper presents students' views about honest and dishonest actions within the pharmacy and medical learning environments. Students also offered their views on solutions to ameliorating dishonest action. Three research questions were posed in this paper: (1) what reasons would students articulate in reference to engaging in dishonest behaviours? (2) What reasons would students articulate in reference to maintaining high levels of integrity? (3) What strategies would students suggest to decrease engagement in dishonest behaviours and/or promote honest behaviours? The design of the study incorporated an initial descriptive analysis to interpret students' responses to an 18-item questionnaire about justifications for dishonest action. This was followed by a qualitative analysis of students' commentaries in reference to why students would engage in either honest or dishonest action. Finally a qualitative analysis was conducted on students' views regarding solutions to dishonest action. The quantitative results showed that students were more likely to use time management and seriousness justifications for dishonest actions. The qualitative findings found that students' actions (honest or dishonest) were guided by family and friends, the need to do well, issues of morality and institutional guidelines. Students suggested that dishonest action could be ameliorated by external agencies and polarised views between punitive and rewards-based mechanisms were offered. These results suggest that these students engaged in dishonest action for various reasons and solutions addressing dishonest action need to consider diverse mechanisms that likely extend beyond the educational institution. en
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dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of medical ethics en
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dc.title Reasons for academic honesty and dishonesty with solutions: a study of pharmacy and medical students in New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1136/medethics-2013-101420 en
pubs.issue 10 en
pubs.begin-page 702 en
pubs.volume 40 en
dc.identifier.pmid 23955289 en
pubs.end-page 709 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 405928 en Medical and Health Sciences en Medical Sciences en Anatomy and Medical Imaging en Pharmacy en School of Medicine en Cent Medical & Hlth Sci Educat en Psychological Medicine Dept en
dc.identifier.eissn 1473-4257 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-09-19 en
pubs.dimensions-id 23955289 en

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