Impulsivity and academic cheating

Eric M. Anderman, Pamela K. Cupp, Derek Lane

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The authors examined the relations between academic cheating and impulsivity in a large sample of adolescents enrolled in high school health education classes. Results indicated that impulsivity predicts academic cheating for students who report extensive involvement in cheating. However, students who engage in extensive cheating are less likely to report cheating when they perceive a mastery goal structure. In addition, both moderate and extensive cheaters report less cheating when they perceive the teacher as being credible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-150
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Experimental Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009


  • Academic dishonesty
  • Cheating
  • Credibility
  • Impulsivity
  • Motivation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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