7 Sep 2021

1 in 10 university students have cheated: Australian study

From Nine To Noon, 9:20 am on 7 September 2021
Some students had to study over the summer to gain a place at university.

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A new Australian study has found around one in ten university students have cheated, and the vast majority were never caught.

Academics at the University of Western Australia surveyed students about how many of them had submitted assignments written by someone else.

The results suggest it is between eight and 11 per cent and 95 per cent of those who admitted cheating were never caught.

Kathryn speaks with lead author, Dr Guy Curtis,  Senior Lecturer in Applied Psychology at The University of Western Australia.

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