Predictors of academic honesty and success in domestic and international occupational therapy students

Ted Brown, Stephen ISBEL, Alexandra Logan, Jamie Etherington

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Purpose: Academic integrity is the application of honest, ethical and responsible behaviours to all facets of students’ scholarly endeavours and is the moral code of academia. The international literature reports the prevalence of academic dishonesty in higher education across many disciplines (including the health sciences), and there is evidence linking academic dishonesty in health professional students with future unprofessional behaviour in the workplace. International students are reported to be a particularly vulnerable group. This paper aims to investigate the factors that may be predictive of academic honesty and performance in domestic and international occupational therapy students. Design/methodology/approach: In total, 701 participants (603 domestic students; 98 international students) were recruited from five Australian universities, and data were collected via a two-part self-report questionnaire. ANOVA and multi-linear regression analyses with bootstrapping were completed. Findings: Tendency towards cheating and self-perception tendency towards dishonesty in research, gender, age and hours spent in indirect study were found to be statistically significant predictors of academic integrity and performance. Research limitations/implications: Limitations of this study were the use of convenience sampling and self-report scales which can be prone to social desirability bias. Further studies are recommended to explore other potential predictors of academic honesty and performance in occupational therapy students. Originality/value: A range of predictors of academic honesty and success were found that will assist educators to target vulnerable domestic and international occupational therapy students as well as address deficiencies in academic integrity through proactive strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalThe Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2019

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Predictors of academic honesty and success in domestic and international occupational therapy students. / Brown, Ted; ISBEL, Stephen; Logan, Alexandra; Etherington, Jamie.

In: The Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2019, p. 1-25.

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