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Factors influencing plagiarism among faculty members and research scholars in higher education system

Library Herald

Year : 2023, Volume : 61, Issue : 4

First page : ( 94) Last page : ( 116)

Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469.

Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2023.00034.9

Factors influencing plagiarism among faculty members and research scholars in higher education system

Salauddin Nazia

Assistant Librarian, Education Department Library, Integral University, Lucknow-226026


Plagiarism considered serious academic misconduct and a violation of academic integrity and ethics. This study identified users’ perceptions and attitudes about plagiarism and strategies for prohibiting in academia and found out the potential causes of plagiarism among higher education systems. The survey result demonstrates the primary cause of plagiarism appearance and how different plagiarism indicators have been evaluated within the primary causes. The findings show that information and communication technology, specifically responsible for two factors, easiness of copying and availability of access to resources and new technologies, has a substance to responsible for plagiarism. Similarly identified certain distinctions between low- and high-motivated students, Academic skills, instructional variables, and other plagiarism-related reasons all had different average values that were confirm, with the average for less motivated students being significantly different from the average for more motivated students. Additionally, most users spend more time on the internet, although there is no connection between internet use and plagiarism. The primary purpose of the academic fraternity must transmit learning skills and knowledge. The intention based on ethical principles resulting from its misconduct, and plagiarism is just exploitation for an academic career. Academicians can significantly contribute to the correct set of skills to prevent students from plagiarizing, independently of the student’s experiences.


Academic Integrity, Plagiarism, Higher Education, Ethical issues, Academic Skills.



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