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dc.contributor.authorBretag, Tracey
dc.contributor.authorHarper, Rowena
dc.contributor.authorRundle, Kiata
dc.contributor.authorNewton, Philip M
dc.contributor.authorEllis, Cath
dc.contributor.authorSaddiqui, Sonia
dc.contributor.authorvan Haeringen, Karen
dc.description.abstractThis article reports on one aspect of a nationally funded research project on contract cheating in Australian higher education. The project explored students' and educators’ experiences of contract cheating, and the contextual factors that may influence it. This article reports the key findings from non-university higher education providers (NUHEPs). It compares survey responses from 961 students and 91 educators at four NUHEPs with previously reported findings from eight universities (14,086 students and 1,147 staff). NUHEP and university students report engaging in contract cheating in similar ways. However, while NUHEP educators spend more time teaching academic literacies and discussing contract cheating, NUHEP students are 12 times more likely than university students to report use of a professional academic writing service. Both NUHEP and university educators require systematic professional development regarding the relationship between the teaching and learning environment and students’ contract cheating behaviour. NUHEPs need to be cognisant of students’ vulnerability to commercial contract cheating services, and ensure they have access to timely academic and social support.
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Education and Training
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAssessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.titleContract cheating in Australian higher education: a comparison of non-university higher education providers and universities
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBretag, T; Harper, R; Rundle, K; Newton, PM; Ellis, C; Saddiqui, S; van Haeringen, K, Contract cheating in Australian higher education: a comparison of non-university higher education providers and universities, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, pp. 1-15
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version
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gro.griffith.authorvan Haeringen, Karen A.

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