An Investigation of Academic Integrity in Jordanian Universities

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)




Noah Kasraie


Jessica Kimmel


Larry Kimmel


This study aimed to describe current practices employed by public and private four-year universities in Jordan in promoting academic integrity and addressing academic dishonesty. This quantitative research provided a framework for the current practices that promote academic integrity in higher education in the Middle Eastern country of Jordan. The survey questionnaire developed by Kibler (1992) was utilized to collect data to answer the research questions. This instrument was tested for reliability and validity by Kibler (See Appendix C). In addition, the Cronbach's Alpha was utilized later to check for reliability. The Cronbach's Alpha for the data collected was 0.85. The items included in the questionnaire were constructed to ensure that each item could be measured by using specific criteria. The survey was distributed to 242 (N) participants. Sixty (60) participants completed the survey, which represented a response rate of 25%. In order to analyze the descriptive profile of the 60 participants, all deans and associate deans, a frequency distribution was determined for types of institution, public, and private. Of the participants, 21 were serving in four-year private colleges, while 39 were serving in four year public colleges. The data collected from the deans and associate deans indicated that not all of their institutions have policies that promote academic integrity and address academic dishonesty. In addition, the data received indicated that the mean number of cases of academic dishonesty of the universities that offered educational programs and training were statistically significantly different from universities that did not offer educational programs and training.

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