Dishonest Behavior and Plagiarism by University Students: An Application to Management Studies

Autor: Gomez Villascuerna, JaimeSalazar Terreros, IdanaVargas Montoya, Pilar

Tipo de documento: Capítulo de libro


Año: 2013  Páginas: 766-770

Texto completo open access 

Resumen: This paper describes a practical experience showing the importance of regulating plagiarism at the University. The experience takes place at the University of La Rioja where new degrees have been adapted to European Higher Education framework. The documents were treated through the Blackboard platform and the software Safe Assign. The results obtained show that there is an inverse relationship between the matching percentages of plagiarism in each document and the contribution of these documents to the final grading. Temporal comparison of matching percentages shows that those working teams that have previously plagiarised are more likely to continue with this behaviour. The study also shows evidence of the sources used by students to plagiarise (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.