A survey on Turkish EFL Majoring Students’ Unethical Behaviors

Muzaffer Barın, Turgay Han, Nilüfer Aybirdi


Much research has investigated plagiarism in different educational contexts. However, very little research has investigated English-as-a-foreign language students' ethic from gender and impression management perspectives in Turkish EFL context. Academic dishonesty scale, impression management scale, and personal attributes questionnaire were used to collect data. This survey investigates Turkish EFL-majoring students' attitudes towards academic behaviors, impression management, and psychological gender. Data were collected from 285 EFL majoring students from 3 state universities in Turkey. The results of this present study showed that first, all students have a moderate level of cheating behavior, they have varying level of beliefs about cheating behavior, there is no significant cheating behaviors by gender. 


Ethical behaviors, EFL learners, plagiary, university students, academic dishonesty

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