Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 8
Page No. 645 - 649

Sensation Seeking and the Intention to Cheating among College Students: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior

Authors : Farzad Jalilian, Parisa Moazami, Mehdi Mirzaei-Alavijeh, Ali Mohammad Moazami and Cyrus Jalili

Abstract: Cheating is immoral phenomenon common in the educational system. The aim of this study was to determine the factors associated with the exam cheating among college students based on theory of planned behavior. This cross-sectional study was conducted among 230 college students in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, during 2014. Participants selected in random sampling with probability proportional to size and data were collected by using questionnaire in self-report. Data were analyzed by using SPSS-21. The results showed that 126 of the participants (60.9%) had a history of cheating in exams during their university studies. The intention to cheat, have shown a significant correlation, respectively with, perceived behavioral control (0.629), attitude (0.489), sensation seeking (0.336) and subjective norms (0.321). The linear regression indicated, TPB variable, accounted for 46% of the variation in the outcome measure of the intention to cheating. In addition, Logistic regression showed, intention (OR: 1.290), perceived behavioral control (OR: 1.182) and sensation seeking (OR: 1.077) were a best predictor for cheating. It seems that the implementation of educational interventions in the context of increasing perceived behavioral control to not cheating and reduce beliefs related to sensation seeking may be usefulness of the results in order to prevent of cheating.

How to cite this article:

Farzad Jalilian, Parisa Moazami, Mehdi Mirzaei-Alavijeh, Ali Mohammad Moazami and Cyrus Jalili, 2016. Sensation Seeking and the Intention to Cheating among College Students: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 11: 645-649.

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