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Why do postgraduate students commit plagiarism? An empirical study

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal for Educational Integrity, September 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)

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1 blog
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11 tweeters
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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Title
Why do postgraduate students commit plagiarism? An empirical study
Published in
International Journal for Educational Integrity, September 2018
DOI 10.1007/s40979-018-0029-6
Authors

Apatsa Selemani, Winner Dominic Chawinga, Gift Dube

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 195 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 30 15%
Student > Bachelor 20 10%
Student > Master 16 8%
Librarian 14 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 7%
Other 49 25%
Unknown 53 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 34 17%
Business, Management and Accounting 31 16%
Arts and Humanities 12 6%
Engineering 10 5%
Computer Science 10 5%
Other 41 21%
Unknown 57 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 December 2019.
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#1,404,808
of 17,156,889 outputs
Outputs from International Journal for Educational Integrity
#14
of 70 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#37,002
of 284,480 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal for Educational Integrity
#1
of 1 outputs
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