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Friendship and in-class academic dishonesty

Research paper by Marcelo de C. Griebeler

Indexed on: 09 Nov '16Published on: 05 Nov '16Published in: Economics Letters



Abstract

We studied how friendship among students can affect their cheating behavior in the classroom. Our findings show that a closer friendship increases the probability of cheating only for students with low grades. Our framework may also be applied to situations where a given firm has the possibility of copying features of a product or technology from another.