Plagiarism: An Empirical Evidence of Business Students


  • Syezreen Dalina Rusdi Universiti Teknologi Mara
  • Norashikin Hussein Universiti Teknologi Mara
  • Nor Azian Abdul Rahman Universiti Teknologi Mara
  • Fauziah Noordin Centre for Postgraduate & Professional Studies (CPPS)



As the education world places countless emphasis on achievement and success, the issue of academic dishonesty particularly involving plagiarism has reached prevalent extents especially in the institutions of higher learning. Since this contemporary problem in higher education requires very urgent attention to curb, various factors were assessed for their influence on students’ degree of plagiarism act. Therefore, this paper focuses on the extent of the business students’ self-perceived plagiarism and factors contributing to the act.  A total of 152 questionnaires were collected from final year students of four business degree programs in one of a public university in Malaysia. Findings revealed that negative attitude, followed by competence lacking were the major contributors of self-perceived plagiarism. Discussion and significance of the study are further discussed.

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Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: academic dishonesty, self-perceived plagiarism


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How to Cite

Rusdi, S. D., Hussein, N., Abdul Rahman, N. A., & Noordin, F. (2016). Plagiarism: An Empirical Evidence of Business Students. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(4), 62-71.