آفاق علمية
Volume 10, Numéro 2, Pages 374-389

Deterring Plagiarism In Higher Education: A Model Of Integrity And Autonomy In Academic Research

Authors : Abdaoui Mounya .

Abstract

Abstract: The aim of the current study is uncovering the causes behind undergraduates’ plagiarism in the department of English at the University of 8 Mai 1945, Guelma (Algeria) through administering a questionnaire. Apparently, plagiarism has substantially increased although the anti-plagiarism code, number 933, was enacted by the Ministry of Higher Education in July 28th, 2016. The study concluded that the major causes behind plagiarism are the use of the Internet and digital sources, laziness, low academic self-esteem, and limited knowledge of citation and paraphrasing. As an attempt to end plagiarism, we designed a model of integrity and autonomy in academic research to explain the types of plagiarism and the ways of deterring it in Higher Education according to each type as well as the importance of researcher’ s autonomy.

Keywords

Key words: Academic research; plagiarism; integrity; autonomy.