Procrastination And Its Relationship With Business Students’ Cheating Perceptions

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Rafik Z. Elias


College Cheating, Procrastination, Ethics


The epidemic of college cheating is evolving to include more sophisticated schemes that are more difficult to detect. Business students’ cheating is even more concerning because such behavior in college predicts workplace cheating (Nonis & Swift, 2001). The current study examines procrastination as a personality variable that affects business students’ perceptions of cheating ethics. A survey of 370 undergraduate and graduate business students was conducted. The results showed that low procrastinators were more likely to view cheating actions as more unethical compared to high procrastinators. Low procrastinators also had higher academic performance.


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