Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language, Innovation, Culture & Education 2017

Correlation between Self – Efficacy and Cheating Behavior on Vocational High School Students

Dian Permatasari

Jakarta State University, Indonesia


In educational world, dishonesty phenomenon has become a common social reality. Dishonesty in education, day by day, has developed, so dishonesty has a wide understanding. The example is cheating behavior problem which is not a new problem in educational world, either in school or college. This problem already becomes a national issue, and also international matter. Student tendency for doing that behavior is their low self-efficacy in doing something. The purpose of this research is to find a connection between self-efficacy with student’s cheating behavior in vocational high school. This research uses descriptive method with correlation approach. The instruments that are used in this research are questionnaire sheets. Data collection uses self-efficacy scale measurement tool based on New General Self-Efficacy (NGSE) by Gilad Chen and cheat behavior scale measurement tool uses Attitude Toward Cheating (ATC) replica of questionnaire by Donald D. Carpenter. Based on this research, the conclusion is there is a significant negative relation between self-efficacy with students” cheat behavior in vocational high school. The connection between both variables mean more positive self-efficacy, cheating behavior is decreasing. Otherwise, more negative the self-efficacy, cheating behavior is increasing. That result gives information for the students to increase their self-efficacy, so it can decrease their cheating behavior.


Self-Efficacy, Cheating Behavior, Students’ Cheating Behavior