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Online education provides opportunities that rural dwellers might not otherwise have. Educators must model high ethical behavior standards to guide students in ethical behavior in their studies.
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Academic honesty is under-researched compared to academic dishonesty. This is perhaps because academic honesty is considered rare on college campuses. The authors conducted a study to establish degrees of courage, empathy and honesty in students as predictors of academic honesty.