The Effect of Religiosity and Perception on Academic Cheating among Muslim Students in Indonesia
Ibnu Hadjar

Cheating phenomenon in education is becoming worst and it is occurring at any level of education in any country. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of religious belief and behaviors directly and indirectly (through perception about cheating) on cheating behavior among Muslim students at an Islamic higher education in Semarang, Indonesia. It is hypothesized that the higher the level of students’ religiosity and the more negative their perception about cheating are, the more decline their cheating behavior. Data were collected from 239 Muslim students selected by using cluster sampling technique from those studying at Walisongo State Islamic University, Semarang, Indonesia. The results of data analysis do not support the main hypothesis, but do support the minor ones. It is found that religiosity variables (belief and behavior) do not affect directly and indirectly on cheating behavior of the students. However, their perception about cheating significantly affects cheating behavior.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v6n2a15