RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CYBER PLAGIARISM AND THE BIG FIVE PERSONALITY TRAITS: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY IN A CHILEAN UNIVERSITY

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https://doi.org/10.15628/holos.2017.5191

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Plagiarism, Big five model, Latin America, Partial least squares

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The relationship between cyber plagiarism and the big five personality traits was explored in a sample of Chilean undergraduate students (N=106). A questionnaire based on 44 items was used to measure the respondents’ big five personality traits. In addition, a three-item scale was adopted to measure self-report on the behaviour of cyber plagiarism. The technique of partial least squares regression was used for data analysis. The results indicate that an increase in cyber plagiarism (R2=.22) is significant and negatively related to the personality traits of conscientiousness, extraversion, and openness to experience, as also significant and positively related to the personality trait of neuroticism.

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Patricio Esteban Ramírez-Correa, Universidad Católica del Norte

Escuela de Ingeniería

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2017-11-14

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Ramírez-Correa, P. E. (2017). RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CYBER PLAGIARISM AND THE BIG FIVE PERSONALITY TRAITS: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY IN A CHILEAN UNIVERSITY. HOLOS, 5, 125–135. https://doi.org/10.15628/holos.2017.5191

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