Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Laboratory measure of cheating predicts school misconduct


Cohn, Alain; Maréchal, Michel (2018). Laboratory measure of cheating predicts school misconduct. Economic Journal, 128(615):2743-2754.

Abstract

Laboratory experiments provide insights into the drivers of cheating behaviour, but it is unclear to what extent cheating in the lab generalizes to the field. We conducted an experiment with middle and high school students to test whether a common laboratory measure of cheating predicts three types of school misconduct: (i) disruptiveness in class, (ii) homework non-completion, and (iii) absenteeism. We find that students who cheat in the experimental task are more likely to misbehave at school, suggesting that experimental measures of cheating generalize to rule violating behaviour in naturally occurring environments.

Abstract

Laboratory experiments provide insights into the drivers of cheating behaviour, but it is unclear to what extent cheating in the lab generalizes to the field. We conducted an experiment with middle and high school students to test whether a common laboratory measure of cheating predicts three types of school misconduct: (i) disruptiveness in class, (ii) homework non-completion, and (iii) absenteeism. We find that students who cheat in the experimental task are more likely to misbehave at school, suggesting that experimental measures of cheating generalize to rule violating behaviour in naturally occurring environments.

Statistics

Citations

Dimensions.ai Metrics
4 citations in Web of Science®
9 citations in Scopus®
1 citation in Microsoft Academic
Google Scholar™

Altmetrics

Downloads

17 downloads since deposited on 26 Jan 2018
15 downloads since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:1 November 2018
Deposited On:26 Jan 2018 16:11
Last Modified:01 Dec 2019 01:03
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:0013-0133
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/ecoj.12572

Download

Green Open Access

Download PDF  'Laboratory measure of cheating predicts school misconduct'.
Preview
Content: Accepted Version
Filetype: PDF
Size: 293kB
View at publisher