Peer Influence, Procrastination and Educational Anxiety Contribute to Academic Dishonesty in Malaysian University Students

  • Aidil Hanafi Amirrudin
  • Suraiya Ibrahim
  • Nurshahirah Salehuddin
  • Intan Maizura Abd Rashid


Educational topics have been increasingly common in the mass media in recent years. There are a few individuals who engage in dishonest academic activity. Furthermore, students' poor behaviour has tarnished the image of the country's educational institutions. These troublesome individuals' behaviour is tough to regulate and has resulted in academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty is a violation of the academic community's dignity. Even though specific actions of suffering have been committed, academic dishonesty continues to be prevalent among university and high school students. This study aimed to discover and investigate the association between academic dishonesty and peer influence, procrastination, and education anxiety. A minimum of 370 surveys to all students at Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP) has been sent. SPSS was used to assess the data collected for this investigation. The findings indicate that academic dishonesty is positively connected with all variables examined, including peer influence, procrastination, and educational anxiety.


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How to Cite
AMIRRUDIN, Aidil Hanafi et al. Peer Influence, Procrastination and Educational Anxiety Contribute to Academic Dishonesty in Malaysian University Students. Asian Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 91-97, june 2022. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 sep. 2022.