…the most significant factor relating to likelihood to self-report plagiarism for Chinese students is the belief in a “standard answer,”… results also suggest that students who believe that imitation of experts is important to learning are more likely to self-report plagiarism, and that business students are more likely to self-report than non-business students. The other factors examined in our model, such as English writing ability; ability to express one’s self in English writing; embarrassment about English writing ability; concern for accuracy of English writing; and concerns about grade point average, were not significant predictors of self-reported plagiarism. These results give a key insight into the English writing plagiarism behaviors of Chinese students studying in Western higher education.
Journal of Business Ethics
February 2019, Volume 154, Issue 3, pp 631–642
Comprehending the Cultural Causes of English Writing Plagiarism in Chinese Students at a Western-Style University
Authors: Mark X. James, Gloria J. Miller, Tyler W. Wyckoff