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. 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 Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's 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