VietTESOL International Convention, VietTESOL International Convention 2019

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Plagiarism in Central Mindanao University
Rene Marquez Bonifacio

Building: Library
Room: Lobby - 3rd Floor
Date: 2019-10-11 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM
Last modified: 2019-09-19




Plagiarism is an academic crime of pilfering the ideas of others without appropriate credit. This study aims to identify the dominant type of plagiarism and determine the percentage of plagiarism committed by the CMU undergraduate students using Grammarly, find the reasons why students plagiarize, and examine the effects of the Plagiarism Intervention Program. The study employed content analysis and stratified random sampling. The analysis of the 328 theses shows that copying without citation is the dominant type of plagiarism, followed by unintentional plagiarism, patchwork plagiarism, and copying with citation. Furthermore, the overall mean percentage of plagiarism is 7.58%. Moreover, 15 out of 328 theses do not show any plagiarism. The students commonly plagiarize because of time constraints and lack of knowledge. With the Plagiarism Intervention Program, the incidence of plagiarism was completely eliminated. The study concludes that 313 out of 328 students plagiarized some ideas in writing their paper, lack of time and knowledge resulted in plagiarism, and the Plagiarism Intervention Program was successful in eradicating plagiarism.




CMU undergraduate students, Grammarly, plagiarism, Plagiarism Intervention Program