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The transition from high school to college is a difficult one, and yet, it is a transition that is often overlooked. This site is to help college bound students, parents, and youth workers stay up to date on the latest research and trends in regards to college transition. Your comments are greatly appreciated. Join the conversation!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Cheating in Business... Oh My!

As reported in my last post, one of the things your college student won’t tell you is: “Sure, I’ve cheated. Who hasn’t?” Well, here is an interesting bit of information concerning graduate students and cheating. Guess which academic program students tend to cheat in the most? Business! Can you guess why? Because cheating is supposedly part of the business world. Here’s the report:

“Graduate business students in the United States and Canada are more likely to cheat on their work than their counterparts in other academic fields, the author of a research paper said on Wednesday. The study of 5,300 graduate students in the United States and Canada found that 56 percent of graduate business students admitted to cheating in the past year, with many saying they cheated because they believed it was an accepted practice in business.”

You can read the rest of the short article explaining the research here.


Blogger Keith Martel said...

Derek, if you have not read it, a nice read is "The Cheating Culture" by David Callahan. So much of the areas he talks about is intertwined with Higher Education. I think the question is a little chicken and the eggish- do business students cheat b/ thats what the business world is like or vice versa...

I REALLY love this blog and want amny more to check it out.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Derek Melleby said...

Thanks Keith. I will look for the book. I found the author's website:


Keep promoting the blog!


10:19 AM  
Blogger tgrosh4 said...

Here's a piece, "Parents Fund Kids' Cheating Habits Term Paper-Hungry Students Find Eager, Paid Accomplices"

Brief and popular press, but points out the success oriented parents which see cheating as part of the process in high school. And also points to one of the answers, . . . another suggestion would be the development of a moral framework.

7:27 PM  

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