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Perspectives on academic misconduct: implications for education and practice.

Authors
  • Klainberg, Marilyn B
  • McCrink, Andrea
  • Eckardt, Patricia
  • Schecter, Rose
  • Bongiorno, Anne
  • Sedhom, Laila
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of the New York State Nurses' Association
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
44
Issue
1
Pages
11–21
Identifiers
PMID: 26021131
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

From Harvard to high school, concern related to academic misconduct, specifically cheating and its impact on societal issues, has become a great concern for educational communities. While a significant number of studies on ethical behaviors in practice in other professions such as business have been published, little research exists on registered nurses in practice. Even fewer studies have, for registered nurses, addressed if there is an association between perceived academic misconduct as students and perceived unethical behaviors in the workplace. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between perceptions of registered professional nurses' (RNs) current workplace behaviors and the RNs' retrospective perceptions of their academic misconduct as students. A convenience sample of 1 66 RNs enrolled in master's degree programs at four university schools of nursing completed questionnaires regarding their beliefs and behaviors. The outcome of this study was significant. Results revealed a strong relationship between unethical behaviors of the RN in practice and their prior academic misconduct when they were students.

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