Why neoliberal values of self-enhancement lead to cheating in higher education: a motivational account.

@article{Pulfrey2013WhyNV,
  title={Why neoliberal values of self-enhancement lead to cheating in higher education: a motivational account.},
  author={Caroline Pulfrey and Fabrizio Butera},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 11},
  pages={2153-62}
}
The significant number of financial and academic frauds hitting the headlines is paralleled by high rates of cheating in schools. Does adherence to the neoliberal values that underpin our economic and academic systems predict acceptance of cheating? Four studies revealed that adherence to neoliberal values of self-enhancement-power and achievement-predicts the motivation to gain social approval; this motivation, in turn, favors the adoption of context-specific competitive performance-approach… CONTINUE READING
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