Academic dishonesty among nursing students: a descriptive study

Nurs Ethics. 2011 Sep;18(5):725-33. doi: 10.1177/0969733011408042. Epub 2011 Jun 6.


This descriptive and cross-sectional study aims to evaluate academic dishonesty among university nursing students in Turkey. The study's sample included 196 students. Two instruments were used for gathering data. The first instrument, a questionnaire, which included some socio-demographic variables (age, class, gender, education, family structure, parents' attitude and educators' attitude) formed the first part. The second part included the Academic Dishonesty Tendency Scale developed by Eminoğlu and Nartgün. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Kruskall Wallis, One-way Anova, t- test and Mann-Whitney U test. It was found that academic dishonesty was at medium-level (2.60-3.39) in nursing students.

MeSH terms

  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Deception*
  • Ethics, Nursing*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Students, Nursing / psychology*
  • Students, Nursing / statistics & numerical data
  • Turkey
  • Young Adult