Gender, Contingencies of Self-Worth, and Achievement Goals as Predictors of Academic Cheating in a Controlled Laboratory Setting

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Title:
“Gender, Contingencies of Self-Worth, and Achievement Goals as Predictors of Academic Cheating in a Controlled Laboratory Setting”

Study Objective:
In this research, experimenters were curious as to see how gender differences related to cheating. Based off this the experimenters further evaluated how competition and virtue played an affect on how little or how much one might cheat. As noted in the title, “Gender, Contingencies of Self-Worth, and Achievement Goals as Predictors of Academic Cheating in a Controlled Laboratory Setting,” these contingencies were the focal point of this study. Studies before had been based off self-report and observation, which created a problem and produced errors as to the rate of cheating.
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Title:
“Gender, Contingencies of Self-Worth, and Achievement Goals as Predictors of Academic Cheating in a Controlled Laboratory Setting”

Study Objective:
In this research, experimenters were curious as to see how gender differences related to cheating. Based off this the experimenters further evaluated how competition and virtue played an affect on how little or how much one might cheat. As noted in the title, “Gender, Contingencies of Self-Worth, and Achievement Goals as Predictors of Academic Cheating in a Controlled Laboratory Setting,” these contingencies were the focal point of this study. Studies before had been based off self-report and observation, which created a problem and produced errors as to the rate of cheating. So, in this study the experimenters wanted to examine cheating based off a laboratory setting. Before the experiment, the experimenters hypothesized that cheating aroused from maintaining self-worth. Another hypothesis was that if competition was brought into play while taking a test, self-worth would be needed to be maintained and would predict more cheating as well as performance-approach goals. But, it was also hypothesized that if mastery goals were being approached, this would predict less cheating as well as virtue. (Yu Niiya, Robert Ballantyne, Michael S. North, and Jennifer Crocker, 2008)

Methods:
For this study, the experimenters used 70 college students. Within those 70 students, 38 of the participants were male and 32 of the
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