More than half of undergraduate accounting students admitted to cheating, a proportion roughly comparable to that of other business majors, according to a newly released academic study.

The study, by David E. Morris of North Georgia College & State University, and Claire McCarty Kilian of the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, found that 54 percent of the accounting students they surveyed admitted to cheating, compared to 52 percent of business majors overall. They surveyed 569 undergraduate business majors, including 294 accounting majors, from seven universities in Georgia, Mississippi and Texas.

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