Poll Raises Questions About Extent of Teen Cheating

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Poll Raises Questions About Extent of Teen Cheating; Students feeling under pressure more likely to excuse ethical violations. Catherine Gewertz . Education Week . Bethesda: Dec 19, 2007. Vol. 27, Iss. 16; pg. 8, 1 pgs Abstract (Summary) Nearly four in 10 teenagers who responded to a recently online poll said there are times they feel they have to engage in a variety of unethical behaviors, including cheating on a test, lying, stealing, or behaving violently toward another person, to succeed in school. Copyright Editorial Projects in Education, Inc. Dec 19, 2007 The results of a recent online poll are raising questions about the extent of academic dishonesty among the nation's teenagers. Nearly four in 10 teenagers who responded to the poll said there are times they feel they have to engage in a variety of unethical behaviors, including cheating on a test, lying, stealing, or behaving violently toward another person, to succeed in school. The poll, released this month, was co-sponsored by JA Worldwide, which runs the Junior Achievement entrepreneurship program, and Deloitte, a global financial- services company based in New York City. It explored how young people's willingness to break rules could shape their later conduct in the business world. Cheating and plagiarizing were two of six unethical behaviors studied in the poll. And some experts were surprised by the findings in those two areas: Their own research shows far more students engaging in those behaviors. The vast majority of respondents--three-quarters of the students--said they never felt it was
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