Internal factors and moral self-regulation as prerequisites of norm-violating behavior in academic field

Radka Čopková, Františka Semanová, Janka Wencelová


The research study follows the study focused on the identification of significant predictors of non-ethical behavior in a goal directed behavior (Čopková, Matyiová, & Bartko, 2017). The aim of the current study was the analysis and significance verification of wider connections and relations of the probability of behavioral intention´s to violate norm in order to attain academic goal. 154 Slovak university students have participated in the study (80,5 % women; Mage = 21,57; SD = 1,76). Using structural equations, the direct positive effect of personal normative belief, indirect negative effect of conscientiousness, the indirect positive effect of Machiavellianism, moral disengagement about cheating and self-licensing in goal attainment on a probability of behavioral intention´s to violate norm in order to attain academic goal formation were identified.

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intention to violate the norm, moral identity, conscientiousness, Machiavellianism, normative beliefs, self-licensing, moral disengagement


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