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Crab Mentality, Cyberbullying and "Name and Shame" Rankings

  title={Crab Mentality, Cyberbullying and "Name and Shame" Rankings},
  author={Simon A. Spacey},
This paper examines the hypothesis that in a country where disclosure of higher than average achievement can be considered an appropriate justification for bullying, students are more likely to do badly in exams and collude more in assessed course work to ensure that their grades do not stand out. We examine this hypothesis by measuring how students perform when their position in a class is reported with different levels of perceived privacy. We start by defining what we mean by privacy in rank… Expand
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