Voices of Students: Attitudes towards Corruption in Khabarovsk

A set of quantitative and qualitative data on academic dishonesty and corruption among students in Russia

Version 1.0, published: Oct. 22, 2020

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Elena Denisova Schmidt

Main category: Corruption
Curated by: Eduard Klein
Additional categories: Education
Elena Denisova-Schmidt (2020): Voices of Students: Attitudes towards Corruption in Khabarovsk, v. 1.0, Discuss Data, <doi:10.48320/33DC9967-825E-44A9-966F-EEBAA88DF4F7>.


This is a dataset of 463 questionnaires and 8 interviews collected in the 2012-13 academic year in Khabarovsk, Russia, among first-year and fifth-year students. The results of the survey suggest that advanced students are more likely to act dishonestly than freshmen – indicating that the Russian higher education system ‘promotes’ compliance with corruption and informal practices. These findings are supported by the qualitative data indicating the complexity and ambivalence of academic dishonesty.




Corruption Higher Education Bribery Russian Regions Academic Dishonesty Informal Practices

Language of data



Higher Education Sociology

Methods of data collection

Focus Groups Interviews Survey

Methods of data analysis

Content Analysis Matching Statistical Analysis