School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Meredith J Park
Academic Dishonesty, Campus Culture, Cheating, Plagiarism, Religiosity, Self-Efficacy
Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Psychology | Higher Education
Williams, Linda, "Academic Integrity: A Correlational Study of Private Christian College Students' Religiosity and the Propensity to Cheat" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1732.
Creating a campus culture of academic integrity is a target aimed for by colleges across the nation. A religiosity level and academic dishonesty survey was administered for a predictive correlational study investigating religiosity levels and the propensity to cheat as they relate to students on the campuses of large, medium, and small private Christian college campuses in the southeastern United States. These factors were further tested to determine if they align with the determinants of behavior identified with the theory of planned behavior and self-efficacy. A volunteer response sample was utilized from the answers received by way of the online survey, and a bivariate linear regression analysis was conducted to predict the relationship between the level of religiosity and the propensity to cheat on Christian college campuses. The use of correlation and bivariate linear regression required that assumption testing for normality, reliability, linearity, and homoscedasticity be met. This predictive correlational study produced rigorous statistical information providing educational institutions insight as they work toward creating campus cultures of integrity.