A Study of Academic Cheating Among Senior Secondary Students in Relation to their Home Environment

Umender Malik

Abstract


The present study was undertaken to study the academic cheating among senior secondary students in relation to their home environment. Academic cheating was treated as dependent variable whereas home environment was treated as independent variable. Descriptive survey method was used for the present study. Random sampling technique was used to select the sample for the present study. The sample comprised of 600 senior secondary students of private schools affiliated to Central Board of School Education (CBSE). Academic cheating scale by Kalia and Kirandeep (2011) and Home environment inventory by Mishra (2012) were used to study the academic cheating among senior secondary students in relation to their home environment. Mean, Standard deviation, ‘t’ test and co-efficient of correlation (r) were used to analyse the data. The findings of the study revealed that significant difference was found in the academic cheating of senior secondary school students with high and low home environment. It was also found that the academic cheating of male, female, rural, urban senior secondary school students with high and low home environment differ significantly. Significant relationship was found between academic cheating and home environment of senior secondary school students.


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Academic Cheating, Home environment

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