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Attitudes towards plagiarism in academia
Attitudes towards plagiarism in academia

Author(s): Irena Vassileva, Mariya Chankova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Education, Foreign languages learning, Higher Education , Philology, Translation Studies, Theory of Literature
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: Academic plagiarism; Perceptions; Anti-plagiarism policy

Summary/Abstract: This contribution probes into the attitudes towards plagiarism in academia as it details the results of a questionnaire study within the larger framework of a joint Bulgarian-German research project on plagiarism in academia. The questionnaire focused on investigating the scope of the notion of plagiarism as Bulgarian academics understand it and second, looking into the availability of a system of support to prevent transgressors and/or sanctions for transgressing academics across Bulgarian universities. The results of the questionnaire suggest that while there appears to be a consensus among Bulgarian academics about the different facets that make up the notion of plagiarism, the reported attitudes towards plagiarism practices vary greatly, reflecting a non-uniform perception of what constitutes an offense. It also shows a deep dissatisfaction with existing anti-plagiarism regulatory systems in Bulgarian scientific institutions.

  • Issue Year: 5/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 135-163
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: English