Consent or Opposition - Students in the Face of Cheating and Buying Scientific Works
Authors: Tomasz Marcysiak, Piotr Prus and Marek Sikora
Type of publication: Article peer review
Making an access to universities in Poland common, as well as a massive development of non-public universities have resulted in an increase in the number of students and universities of non-established position. As a result, not only did the quality of education decrease, but also the development of such pathologies as cheating or plagiarism has been observed, which was fostered by the development of the Internet and digital technologies.
Our studies conducted at the turn of 2015 and 2016 involved 1,000 students. The research results revealed the phenomenon of relativizing the approach to pass the subject. The less important the subject is in the students’ opinion the greater the permission to pass it ‘by shortcuts’ by cheating or buying the final examination papers. In the second stage 45 in-depth interviews were conducted, where students were also asked about the experience of ‘cheating the society’ in the economic field.
Marcysiak, T., Prus, P. and Sikora, M. 2020. Consent or Opposition - Students in the Face of Cheating and Buying Scientific Works. Torun Business Review, vol 18(1).