Academic Dishonesty and Achievement Motivation: A Delicate Relationship

Faizah Idrus, Zubir Asadi, Nor Mokhtar


The paper examines the connection between academic dishonesty and achievement motivation among year two, three and four undergraduate students at the two selected kulliyyah (faculties) of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). The overall finding of this investigation reveals that there are significant differences in relation to the level of academic dishonesty, gender, and kulliyyah but not on achievement motivation. In general, both intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation are predominantly apparent in influencing the academic dishonesty among students at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).


Academic dishonesty; Intrinsic motivation; Extrinsic motivation; Achievement motivation; Undergraduate students; Quantitative study

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