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Objectives: This study investigates Omani university students’ perceptions of and attitudes towards academic integrity policies. A comparison between healthcare (Nursing and Medicine) and non-healthcare students was conducted. Methods: A cross-sectional study design was used where students were asked to complete an anonymous questionnaire. Data were collected from nine colleges at Sultan Qaboos University and were analysed. Results: A total of 579 students completed the questionnaire. The results revealed that healthcare students have a significantly higher perception of and better attitudes towards academic integrity policies compared to their non-healthcare counterparts. Conclusion: The results of this study should motivate faculty to foster a better understanding and implementation of the honour code to encourage an environment of academic integrity.


Keywords: Academic; attitude; Code; Ethics; Integrity; Oman; Students; University.

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Joseph, M. A., & Natarajan, J. (2021). Perceptions and Attitudes of Students about Academic Integrity Policies at an Omani University: Do healthcare students differ from others?. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal [SQUMJ], 1(1). https://doi.org/10.18295/squmj.6.2021.085