An advent of electronic media has increased plagiarism. People around the world are relying on the vast number of data available on internet. This paves an easy road towards plagiarism. It has now entered in to the different areas of life and affects an intellectual growth of the people. The current study is a comprehensive study of plagiarism in relation to the five factor model of personality. Data was collected from the University of Karachi. Students from different departments of social sciences were added into the final sample. 231 students participated in this study. The results of this study were analyzed through correlation analysis technique. Results showed that plagiarism was positively related with agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion and openness to experience. No statistically significant relationship was found between plagiarism and neuroticism. The findings were further discussed in relation with the Pakistani context.


Keywords:  Plagiarism, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Openness to experience, neuroticism


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