A Study of Students' Perception


  • Shifra Baruchson-Arbib




Recent studies have shown a growing tendency among students to commit plagiarism, especially from online information sources. This unpleasant phenomenon has a far- reaching impact on both the scientific world and the information society. The present study aimed to examine students' perceptions toward acts of plagiarism, in order to explore whether plagiarism from internet sources is perceived differently than plagiarism from printed sources. Findings of the present study indicate that students perceive plagiarism offences from online sources as significantly less dishonest than similar offences using printed sources. Possible implications of these findings are discussed and several conclusions are noted. Analysis of these findings from a broad perspective highlights the essential need to address ethical issues concerning uses of both online and offline information sources.




How to Cite

Baruchson-Arbib, Shifra. 2004. “A Study of Students’ Perception”. The International Review of Information Ethics 1 (June). Edmonton, Canada:1-7. https://doi.org/10.29173/irie272.