Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior in Academic Cheating Research-Cross-Cultural Comparison

Chudzicka-Czupala A., Grabowski D., Mello A. L. , Kuntz J., Zaharia D. V. , Hapon N., ...More

ETHICS & BEHAVIOR, vol.26, no.8, pp.638-659, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10508422.2015.1112745
  • Title of Journal : ETHICS & BEHAVIOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.638-659


The study is an intercultural comparison of the theory of reasoned action and the theory of planned behavior (original and modified versions) to predict students' intentions for academic cheating. The sample included university students from 7 countries: Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Turkey, Switzerland, United States, and New Zealand. Across countries, results show that attitudes, perceived behavioral control, and moral obligation predict students' intentions to engage in academic dishonesty in the form of cheating. The extended modified version of the theory of planned behavior emerged as the best explanatory model predicting intentions to cheat. Significant cross-cultural differences were found and discussed.