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International Journal of Progressive Education 2018, Vol. 14(4) 85-96

The Relationship Between Attitudes Towards Researchand Academic Dishonesty Tendencies of Pre-service Teachers

Adnan Taşgın

pp. 85 - 96   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2018.154.7   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1805-29-0003

Published online: September 11, 2018  |   Number of Views: 12  |  Number of Download: 57


Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between the research attitudes of the pre-service teachers and their academic dishonesty tendencies. This study employs a quantitative method with a correlational design consisting of 659 volunteer pre-service teachers from the faculty of education of a state university in East of Turkey. The data of the study were gathered through "Attitudes toward Research Scale" and "Academic Dishonesty Tendency Scale". The analysis of the obtained data showed that there is a significant difference between the two genders in favor of the female pre-service teachers on both the attitudes towards research and the tendency of academic dishonesty. It was found that the academic dishonesty tendencies of the senior year pre-service teachers are higher than that of the sophomore year pre-service teachers. There is a negative meaningful relationship between the academic dishonesty tendencies of the pre-service teachers and their attitudes towards the research.

Keywords: Attitude towards research, academic dishonesty, pre-service teachers


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Tasgin, A. (2018). The Relationship Between Attitudes Towards Researchand Academic Dishonesty Tendencies of Pre-service Teachers. International Journal of Progressive Education, 14(4), 85-96. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2018.154.7

Harvard
Tasgin, A. (2018). The Relationship Between Attitudes Towards Researchand Academic Dishonesty Tendencies of Pre-service Teachers. International Journal of Progressive Education, 14(4), pp. 85-96.

Chicago 16th edition
Tasgin, Adnan (2018). "The Relationship Between Attitudes Towards Researchand Academic Dishonesty Tendencies of Pre-service Teachers". International Journal of Progressive Education 14 (4):85-96. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2018.154.7.

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