• M. I. Ryabenko Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University
Keywords: participants of educational process, responsibility, social norm, rule of law, factors, circumstances


The article is dedicated to solving the problem of academic integrity violations in higher education institutions of Ukraine. In particular, the fundamental causes that lead to such actions are analyzed. The article covers the essence of the concept of “academic integrity” and, thereafter, what is considered to be a violation of academic integrity and what responsibility the main participants of the educational process can be brought to in accordance with the current legislation. The essence of the concept of violation and the interpretation of the notion of cause are highlighted. During the study, it was revealed that academic integrity violation in higher education institutions is a complicated causal complex that includes a variety of factors, in terms of content, nature, time and place, etc. The main subjective and objective factors that encourage the participants of the educational process to violate the legal norms concerning the observance of the standards of academic integrity during the educational and scientific activity in the higher education institution are determined. Subjective factors include circumstances that depend on the participants of the educational process in higher education institution: spiritual and moral level, some motives for engaging in appropriate activities, unwillingness to work, low level of legal consciousness, lack of ability to carry out the research, etc. Objective factors involve circumstances that do not depend on the participants of the educational process: relevant contradictions in the team, social situation, unsatisfactory level of financial and technical support, etc. Factors of objective and subjective nature that depend on a particular participant of the educational process only to a certain extent: provision, internal discipline, lack of proper selection for the post of scientific and educational workers, including the ethical level: lack of awareness of the participants of the educational process concerning the requirements of the current legislation on the standards of academic integrity, incompetent control of the management bodies of relevant departments and governing bodies of higher education institution, the requirement for formal quantitative indicators (publications, methodological support, etc.).


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How to Cite
Ryabenko, M. I. (2021). THE CAUSES OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY VIOLATIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS. Pedagogical Sciences: Theory and Practice , 2(3), 110-115.