Academic Dishonesty, Religious Fundamentalism, among Students at a Religious University
Keywords:academic dishonesty, religious fundamentalism, Thailand, university students, Southeast Asia, regression
Academic dishonesty has been a major concern for educators among tertiary students, while there has also been a growing controversy in terms of religion in the world. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between academic dishonesty and religious fundamentalism. A cross-sectional descriptive correlational study using Likert scales was used with a sample of 142 participants. Descriptive results indicated that participants disagreed with statements that referred to academic dishonesty while also being neutral towards statements concerning religious fundamentalism. The multiple regression analysis found a negative relationship between academic dishonesty and religious fundamentalism (β = -0.38, p < 0.01) while controlling for gender, class level, major, and credits. The final model explained 24% of the variance of academic dishonesty.