Advanced Placement--Advanced Pressures: Academic Dishonesty Among Elite High School Students.

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    • Abstract:
      In-depth interviews were conducted with a sample of thirty-two high school students enrolled in advanced placement and international baccalaureate programs about the pressures to succeed in school and academically dishonest practices. The primary focus of the study was concerned with the multiple pressures to achieve from parents, peers, and teachers and self-created pressures. The results showed that the vast majority of the respondents cited the above-stated pressures as causing them to utilize academically deceitful means in order to remain in these very competitive elite scholastic programs. It was further found that the student subculture played a large role in the continued use of cheating and that fear of group exclusion prevented noncheating students from informing on their peers. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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