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Article: Exploring secondary school students’ self-perception and actual understanding of plagiarism

TitleExploring secondary school students’ self-perception and actual understanding of plagiarism
Authors
KeywordsInquiry-based learning
Obscurity of plagiarism
Secondary education
Self-perception
Understanding of plagiarism
Issue Date2019
PublisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=105829
Citation
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2019 How to Cite?
AbstractPlagiarism has been a growing concern among institutions and academics in recent years. To address the problem, and to alleviate the growing trend of this academic misconduct, students’ perceptions of plagiarism should be considered. This study explores students’ self-perception and actual understanding of plagiarism, and the relations between them. Survey responses were collected from 433 students in a Hong Kong junior secondary school. Results reveal that students show different understanding towards ‘obvious’ and ‘obscure’ plagiarism, with misunderstanding or misconception more likely arising over obscure plagiarism. This study also reports that students’ self-perception on their understanding of plagiarism differed across grade levels, and their academic performance of inquiry-based learning has a relation to their self-perceived and actual understanding of plagiarism. Implications for improving the teaching and learning of plagiarism are discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/276433
ISSN
2019 Impact Factor: 1.479
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.062
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dc.contributor.authorChu, SKW-
dc.contributor.authorHu, X-
dc.contributor.authorNg, J-
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-10T03:03:08Z-
dc.date.available2019-09-10T03:03:08Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2019-
dc.identifier.issn0961-0006-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/276433-
dc.description.abstractPlagiarism has been a growing concern among institutions and academics in recent years. To address the problem, and to alleviate the growing trend of this academic misconduct, students’ perceptions of plagiarism should be considered. This study explores students’ self-perception and actual understanding of plagiarism, and the relations between them. Survey responses were collected from 433 students in a Hong Kong junior secondary school. Results reveal that students show different understanding towards ‘obvious’ and ‘obscure’ plagiarism, with misunderstanding or misconception more likely arising over obscure plagiarism. This study also reports that students’ self-perception on their understanding of plagiarism differed across grade levels, and their academic performance of inquiry-based learning has a relation to their self-perceived and actual understanding of plagiarism. Implications for improving the teaching and learning of plagiarism are discussed.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=105829-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Librarianship and Information Science-
dc.rightsJournal of Librarianship and Information Science. Copyright © Sage Publications Ltd.-
dc.subjectInquiry-based learning-
dc.subjectObscurity of plagiarism-
dc.subjectSecondary education-
dc.subjectSelf-perception-
dc.subjectUnderstanding of plagiarism-
dc.titleExploring secondary school students’ self-perception and actual understanding of plagiarism-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChu, SKW: samchu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailHu, X: xiaoxhu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailNg, J: jeremyng@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityHu, X=rp01711-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0961000619872527-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85073919523-
dc.identifier.hkuros302631-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000488431400001-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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