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Kids who cheat become adults who cheat

By Laura Devaney
December 20th, 2012

Students who cheat in school are likely to continue with that deceitful behavior as adults in the workplace, new research shows. LiveScience.com reports that the University of Minnesota study found a significant correlation between students who reported dishonest behavior during college and their behavior at work. “It doesn’t seem like the two are very independent of each other,” Nathan Kuncel, the study’s co-author, told BusinessNewsDaily. “(That poor behavior) tends to carry over.” The study was a meta-analysis, combining previous studies on the subject in order to obtain more robust results. Overall, the study reviewed research involving more than 1,500 people…

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Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura