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Table 3 Perception of discipline, plagiarism and sexual harassment among medical students

From: Unethical behavior and professionalism among medical students in a private medical university in Malaysia

  Disagree Neutral Agree Mean SD
Discipline     2.54  
 Being regularly late to class 136 (29.3%) 328 (70%) 0 2.1 1.4
 Rude to other students 85 (18.3%) 46 (9.9%) 333 (71.8%) 2.8 1.3
 Does not show interest in class 80 (17.2%) 176 (37.9%) 208 (44.9%) 2.9 1.1
 Absent from class regularly 78 (16.8%) 127 (27.4%) 259 (55.8%) 2.6 1.2
 Talking in class during lecture 55 (11.9%) 156 (33.6%) 251 (54.1%) 2.6 1.8
 Using headphones in class during lecture 81 (17.4%) 175 (37.7%) 208 (44.8%) 2.4 1.1
 Sleeping in class during lecture 90 (19.4%) 170 (36.6%) 203 (43.7%) 2.4 1.5
Plagiarism and cheating     2.5  
 Plagiarism 73 (15.7%) 88 (19%) 302 (65.1%) 2.6 1.8
 Copying assignments form other students 79 (17.0%) 127 (27.4%) 257 (55.4%) 2.6 1.8
 Cheating during exams 95 (20.5%) 48 (10.3%) 319 (68.7%) 2.3 2.9
Sexual harassment     2.72  
 Sexual harassment from other students 104 (22.5%) 34 (7.3%) 326 (70.1%) 2.9 1.5
 Telling vulgar jokes to opposite sex 101 (21.7%) 79 (17.0%) 284 (61.2%) 2.7 1.4