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Table 1 Selected studies of plagiarism from four continents

From: Plagiarism in five universities in Mozambique: Magnitude, detection techniques, and control measures

Country and universities % of students admitting plagiarism Students sampled Universities Sources
Portugal 42% 5,403 numerous Teixeira (2011, p. 2)
US and Canada 33% graduate business 54 McCabe et al. (2006, p. 300)
22% non-business
Australia 81% 954 4 Marsden et al. (2005, p. 8)
UK Three-fifths 1,222 undergraduates numerous Selwyn (2008, p. 465)
South Africa 80% 150 undergraduates U of Pretoria Russouw (2005)
One-quarter 151 first-year geography U of KwaZulu-Natal Ellery (2008, p. 507)
Botswana 86% 138 U of Botswana Batane (2010, p. 5–6)
Egypt 33% 238 1 Nejati et al. (2011, p. 284)