Plagiarism in higher education: A case study with prospective academicians

Being a growing problem, plagiarism is generally defined as “literary theft” and “academic dishonesty” in the literature, and it is really crucial to be well-informed on this topic to prevent the problem and stick to the ethical norms. With this motive, the aim of this study is to investigate the prospective academicians’ views on plagiarism, the degree to which they are knowledgeable about plagiarism, and the factors leading them to plagiarize, if any. The results showed although the prospective academicians have negative attitude, they might plagiarize due to foreign language problems, time constraints, and lack of knowledge about plagiarism.


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E. Eret, “Plagiarism in higher education: A case study with prospective academicians,” 2010, vol. 2, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: