Volume 20 Number 2 

Editorial
Safary Wa-Mbaleka

 


Academic Dishonesty and Achievement Emotions AmongInternational Students in Thailand
Darrin Thomas
 
D.A.M.S: Introduction to a Disruptive Aging
Paradigm for Strengthening Longevity and
Improving Quality of Life

William C. Andress 

Promoting More English Language Teaching and
Learning in Adventist Organizations 

Safary Wa-Mbaleka, Carol Linda Kingston,
& Sheri Joy Namanya


The Influence of Culture and Access to Health Care Delivery As Predictors of Health Behaviors Among Malaysians of Different Cultural Backgrounds 
Mary Jane Botabara-Yap, Miriam Razon-Estrada,
& Edwin Balila


Teaching Aids in English Language Teaching in Zimbabwe: The Case of Granda District 
Noko Thubelihle & Muchemwa Stella

Faith Presence: How Students Live Faith in
the Online Classroom 

Leni T. Casimiro

Syntactic Analysis Preference: How Filipinos Do withGlobally-Ambiguous Sentences 
Lesley Karen B. Penera

Seven Secrets of Mental Power in
the Writings of Ellen G. White 

Yaroslav Ovdiyenko

Needs Assessment of Senior High School
Mathematics Teachers in Teaching Statistics
and Probability 

Sussette Candelario-Aplaon

The Effects of Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education On the English Literacy of Children in
Silang, Philippines 

Sheri Joy C. Namanya

Social Investment Funds and Social Responsibility: Do International Financial Institutions Deserve Special Treatment? 
Christel Arnaud Ngadima & Isaac P. Podah

Appreciative Inquiry of Social Marketing: Studies Between 2000 and 2009 
Innocent Sigauke & Kenneth Swansi

Symptomology of Academic Theft: Does It Matter If Students Steal? 
Ismael N. Talili

Moonlighting as a Growing Phenomenon:
A Case Study of a Congolese Christian University 

Georges Mumbere Kisumano & Safary Wa-Mbaleka

 

International Forum 
Vol. 20, No. 2
December 2017
Print ISSN : 0119-2000
Online ISSN : 2350-7497
 
FEATURE

SYMPTOMOLOGY OF ACADEMIC THEFT: DOES IT MATTER IF STUDENTS STEAL?
  

Abstract. Many research studies report that plagiarism is exponentially increasing in academic institutions worldwide where schools play a critical role in addressing the phenomenon. This action research was conducted at a science high school in Cagayan de Oro City to investigate students’ behavior on plagiarism and introduce an intervention strategy which was intended to curb, if not eradicate, academic plagiarism. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected using a methodological triangulation technique. Data management and analysis was performed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and NVivo. The findings of the pre-intervention survey reveal that the extent of academic plagiarism was very high. Thus, a behavior-modifying assignment template was introduced as an intervention strategy. The study found that the intervention gradually changed the behavior of academic plagiarism as evidenced in the students’ assignment outputs. Ignorance of academic plagiarism and its consequence, time pressure and convenience had led the students to commit such act. Hence, the study recommends that the school in general, and the teachers and parents in particular, should promote academic integrity with a high level of tutelage and sincerity.

 

Keywords: Education, academic plagiarism, intervention strategy, Asia science high school, students, action research, Philippines

 

Ismael N. Talili, Doctor of Literature and Communication
Associate Professor, Department of Technology Communication Management
Research Program Officer, Research Division
University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines
Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

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