Kids Who Cheat Become Adults Who Cheat

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tudents who cheat in school are likely to continue with that deceitful behavior as adults in the workplace, new research shows.

The University of Minnesota study found a significant correlation between students who reported dishonest behavior during college and their behavior at work.

“It doesn’t seem like the two are very independent of each other,” Nathan Kuncel, the study‘s co-author, told BusinessNewsDaily. “(That poor behavior) tends to carry over.”

The study was a meta-analysis, combining previous studies on the subject in order to obtain more robust results. Overall, the study reviewed research involving more than 1,500 people.

Among the types of cheating examined were increasing the margins or typeface to make a paper seem longer, telling an instructor a false reason for missing a class or exam, obtaining questions to an exam from an unauthorized person before a test, writing a paper for someoneelse

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