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Computer ethics awareness among undergraduate students in Malaysian higher education institutions

Masrom, Maslin and Ismail, Zuraini and Hussein, Ramlah (2008) Computer ethics awareness among undergraduate students in Malaysian higher education institutions. Working Paper. University of Canterbury, The Rydges Christchurch, New Zealand. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This study investigates the ethical awareness of computer use among undergraduate computer science students at two public Malaysian universities. One hundred and fifty-nine students were asked to evaluate the code of ethics pertaining to computer ethics. A comparison of undergraduate computer science students between two public universities was done to determine the level of ethical awareness of computer use. Independent Samples T-test for differences was performed across four distinct groups, that is, university, gender, age, and duration of computer use. The results of the tests conducted indicate that the ethical awareness of computer use of the students differ most significantly on the basis of the university itself. There were minimal differences across gender, age and duration of computer use. This suggests that computer ethics awareness training is needed for university users. The results are discussed and the implications for studies in an education context are outlined.

Item Type:Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information:19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 3-5 Dec 2008, Christchurch
Uncontrolled Keywords:ethics, computer, awareness, higher education, Malaysia
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:6947
Deposited By: Dr Maslin Masrom
Deposited On:12 Jan 2009 05:01
Last Modified:06 Jun 2012 00:46

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