Measuring education majors' perceptions of academic misconduct: An item response theory perspective

Authors

  • Kenneth D Royal
  • Jonathon V Parrent
  • Ryan P Clark

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21913/IJEI.v7i1.741

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to construct a psychometric ruler that illustrates university undergraduate education majors' perceptions of academic misconduct. A survey consisting of 38 items that pertain to issues of academic misconduct were administered to an undergraduate sample at a large state university. Utilising Rasch measurement analyses to construct objective measures, students' responses were modeled along a truly linear and equal interval continuum to produce a hierarchy of perceived academic offenses. Results and policy implications are discussed.

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2011-06-16

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