A Study of Academic Integrity of Undergraduate Students

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ปนาลี แทนประสาน
มณฑิรา จารุเพ็ง



            The purpose of this research was to find out meanings and components of academic integrity of undergraduate students. Mix method of qualitative research and quantitative research were employed. Data collections was performed by 2 groups; 1) Key informants who were administrators, instructors and students from 3 higher education institutes, and 2) quantitative samples, in a total of 644 persons, who were the first, second, third, and forth year undergraduate students in 3 higher education institutes, using a stratified random sampling method. The study design composed of 2 parts; 1) group discussion was used to find out meanings and components of academic integrity, and 2) quantitative study was used to analyze the components of academic integrity of the undergraduate students. A tool for data collection was Academic Integrity Questionnaire with a total reliability coefficient (a) of .89. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to analyze the data.

            The research result was the confirmatory factor analysis significantly confirmed that the model of academic integrity is consistent with the empirical data (x2= 62.69, df = 48, p = .07, GFI = .98,  AGFI = .97, RMSEA = .02, SRMR = .02) with standardized factor loading between .97-.99. All the elements are statistically significant level of .01 while Construct Reliability is situated between .94-.99. This proves that the models can explain, with standardized factor loading, academic integrity in descending order as follows: social values, moral values and personal attributes.


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