ACADEMIC CHEATING AMONG MEDICAL AND DENTAL STUDENTS

  1. DR. SHEHAR YAR WATTU, SERVICES HOSPITAL LAHORE
  2. DR. HASEEB AMJAD, PUNJAB DENTAL HOSPITAL, LAHORE
  3. DR. YOUNIS AHMAD, RAWALPINDI MEDICAL COLLEGE RAWALPINDI
Corresponding Author: Dr. Shehar Yar Wattu, Services Hospital Lahore, swattu@yahoo.com
DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3949312
Cite this article as: Wattu SY, Amjad H, Ahmad Y. Academic cheating among medical and dental students. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(7). 178-83

ABSTRACT: Academic cheating is a worldwide problem among the educational institutes of different levels and different categories. The purpose of this study was to analyze the trends of academic cheating among medical and dental students of different medical and dental institutes. A total of 140 students was included in this study. A predefined questionnaire was served. The collected data was entered and analyzed in SPSS 23.0. The mean age of the students was 23.4±2.30 years. Twenty-five students (17.85%) told that they never cheated. One hundred and fifteen students (82.14%) told that they cheated during their assignments and examinations. Most of the students cheat during their assignments and examinations. Mostly girls cheat during their examinations. They do so due to lack of preparation, fear of failure and confirmation of the answers.

Keywords: Academic Cheating, Medical Education, Ethics