International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

Plagiarism in Advanced Educational Research: Reasons, Extent, Perceived Penalty and Severity
Adrian Bon B. Santiago, Michael Joseph S. Diño & Muriel E. Caballero

Abstract
This paper aims to provide a clear understanding on the manifestation of numerous violations of plagiarism. It appears to be one of the most dominant issues concerning academic malpractice. It is regarded as a sociable sarcoma that needs to be curtailed not only by the designated authorities of the government but also to be reinforced by all academicians and educators as their implied oath to academic and social responsibility. The presence and commission of plagiarism is to be categorized into two (2) schools of thought or ideologies. The intentional and unintentional plagiarism. Academic excellence must be achieved through lawful and permissible means. It must not be stained by dishonesty and deceit. Academic research has proven its importance and necessity in this innovative world. The general concept of plagiarism allows the appropriate utilization of qualitative approach. The respondents came from the world of academe that give relevant and informative facts, ideas and concepts scrutinizing the growing issues of plagiarism as to its reasons, extent, perceived penalty and severity. It is an indispensable requirement to establish well-founded laws, rules and guidelines designed to prevent further advancement of plagiarism.

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