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Table 1 Categorization of sentenced students’ responses in disciplinary board protocols from three Swedish universities, here denoted as A, B, and C

From: Disciplinary action for academic dishonesty: does the student’s gender matter?

Category of student responses University A University B University C
F (%) M (%) F (%) M (%) F (%) M (%)
(i) Did not understand the rules 9 13 25 0 60 22
(ii) Denies intent to cheat 73 53 50 70 40 22
(iii) Admits to cheating 18 34 25 30 0 56
  1. The fraction of female students is denoted by F and the fraction of male students by M. At university A, 11 female and 15 male students were sentenced. The corresponding numbers for university B and C are 4 females, 10 males, and 5 females, 9 males, respectively