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According to a new study college graduates not only cheat but consider that some forms of cheating are not completely wrong.

The results suggest that students’ attitudes are tied to effort. Cheating that still required students to put forth some effort was viewed as less dishonest than cheating that required little effort (…) For example, divulging test answers was likely perceived more dishonestly (84 percent) than divulging test questions (47 percent) because receiving test questions still requires some effort to uncover the answer…

It must be noted that the subjects didn’t have any problems to classify what behaviours could be considered as cheating. For instance, 94 percent classified giving questions during an exame as cheating so we can assume that there isn’t any deviation in the moral development of the subjects.

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