| Published: June 25, 2015
Academic Cheating among Adolescents in relation to Socio-Economic Status
Academic cheating is a phenomenon present at all levels of education. The present study has tried to explore the academic cheating among adolescents with different levels of socio-economic status. A representative sample of 300 (150 male and 150 female) adolescents from urban and rural schools of five districts in Haryana was randomly selected. Academic Cheating Scale by Kalia & Kirandeep (2011) and Socio-economic Status Scale by Kalia & Sahu (2012) were used to assess academic cheating and socio-economic status of adolescents. ANNOVA followed by t-test was applied to study significant difference in academic cheating among adolescents with different levels of socio-economic status. The study revealed that adolescents having High socio-economic status were found to be significantly higher on academic cheating in comparison with adolescents having Low socio-economic. Similar results were observed for Male, Urban and Rural adolescents for same groups‟ comparison. No significant difference was found among female adolescents having high socio-economic status, middle socio-economic status and low socio-economic status. However no significant difference was observed for rest of groups‟ comparison.
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© 2015 I A Kalia, V Kumar
Received: April 12, 2015; Revision Received: May 19, 2015; Accepted: June 25, 2015
Published in Volume 02, Issue 3, April-June, 2015