Plagiarism in higher education: A case study with prospective academicians

ERET E., Gokmenoglu T.

2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.3303-3307 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.505
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.3303-3307
  • Keywords: Plagiarism, academic dishonesty, higher education, STUDENTS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Being a growing problem, plagiarism is generally defined as "literary theft" and "academic dishonesty" in the literature, and it is really crucial to be well-informed on this topic to prevent the problem and stick to the ethical norms. With this motive, the aim of this study is to investigate the prospective academicians' views on plagiarism, the degree to which they are knowledgeable about plagiarism, and the factors leading them to plagiarize, if any. The results showed although the prospective academicians have negative attitude, they might plagiarize due to foreign language problems, time constraints, and lack of knowledge about plagiarism. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.