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Table 4 Descriptive statistics for students’ acceptance level of academic integrity breaches (1 – strong acceptance, 5 – strong rejection)

From: Students’ awareness of the academic integrity policy at a Latvian university

Academic integrity breach Mode Mdn IQR Values
1 (%) 2 (%) 3 (%) 4 (%) 5 (%)
Using unauthorised aids in any assignment (quiz, test or exam) 3 3 1 4 9 43 33 11
Copying the work of a classmate in any assignment (quiz, test or exam) 4 4 1 2 8 35 40 15
Allowing a classmate to copy a student’s work in any assignment (quiz, test or exam) 3 3 1 3 12 46 29 10
Signing for another student in the lecture attendance list 3 4 1 5 9 36 31 19
Giving a student’s completed work to a classmate 3 3 1 3 18 43 25 11
Asking another student to complete/write any work/task for the student 4 4 1 3 5 29 40 23
Avoiding contributing to the group work 4 4 1 1 2 21 40 36
Falsifying data in laboratory work 4 4 2 2 6 27 40 25
Forging a teacher’s signature 5 5 1 1 2 12 21 64
Putting fragments of other authors’ works in a student’s work without references to original sources 4 4 1 2 3 26 45 24
Completing an individual task in cooperation with another student 3 3 1 9 28 43 14 6
Remaining silent when seeing another student break the rules 3 3 0 7 15 59 14 5
Giving false information to the teacher or administration 4 4 1 2 5 29 40 24