The effect of parental and peer attachment on late adolescents' attitudes toward cheating
Master of Science (MS)
First Advisor's Name
Mary J. Levitt
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
William M. Kurtiness
Third Advisor's Name
Johnathan G. Tubman
Date of Defense
A total of 283 multi-ethnic college students participated in a study investigating (a) the extent to which late adolescents perceived themselves to be attached to parents and peers and (b) the effects of low, medium and high perceived parent and peer attachment on the students' attitudes toward academic dishonesty. Self-report measurements were used in assessing perceived parent and peer attachment levels and the students' tolerance or condemnation toward cheating. The majority of students reported equivalent attachment levels for parents and peers. Contrary to the hypothesis, students reporting low parent attachment and high peer attachment were the least tolerant to cheating. These findings suggest that for late adolescents, low parental attachment without compensatory peer attachment may be a contributing factor in the development ofa tolerant attitude toward academic dishonesty
Fass, Michael E., "The effect of parental and peer attachment on late adolescents' attitudes toward cheating" (1996). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3285.
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