Attitudes of baccalaureate students towards the phenomenon of cheating in school exams An educational sociological study

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Dr.Boussaid Malika, Dr.Benyoussef hanane, Dr.Rabia nabil, Dr.Aichaoui Hayat


The aim of this study is to identify students' attitudes towards the phenomenon of cheating in school exams, and the reasons that drive them to cheat?, What are the methods of cheating?, What are the subjects in which they cheat the most? And how is their psychological state when cheating? According to a sample consisting of third-year secondary students (scientific people) in the city of Al-Maneaa, in a random manner, a total of (51) male and female students. In this study, one tool was relied upon, which is the questionnaire.

The results of the study concluded that cheating is an unethical behavior, which amounted to (T = 49) with a rate of (96%). Likewise, the percentages (47%) were due to the difficulty of the material, (29%) lack of good understanding as a result of the professor not explaining the material sufficiently (24%). ) as a result of the student’s indifference. As for the methods of cheating, they were (42) the phone, (33) the scanner, (13) the Facebook, (12) the calculator... There are traditional methods, but in very few percentages. As for the subjects in which they cheat, the percentages were (27%) History and Geography, (14%) Islamic Sciences, English, French, (9%) Arabic Language, (7%) Philosophy, (6%) Mathematics, (5%) Science, (4%) Physics As for The psychological state when cheating in the exam was (69%) confused, (22%) I don't know, (10%) reassured.

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