The Ethical Perception of Undergraduate Students in Computer-Related Situations: An Analysis of the Effects of Culture, Gender and Prior Education

TitleThe Ethical Perception of Undergraduate Students in Computer-Related Situations: An Analysis of the Effects of Culture, Gender and Prior Education
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsHay, D, McCourt Larres, P, Oyelere, P, Fisher, A
JournalTeaching Business Ethics
Volume5
Issue3
Pagination331 - 356
Date Published08/2001
PublisherSpringer
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1382-6891
AbstractThis study investigates differences in the ethical perceptions of undergraduate students in a number of computer-related situations. One hundred and eight students of UK/Irish and Malaysian backgrounds were asked to evaluate the ethical implications of eighteen computer-related scenarios. Tests for differences were conducted across four homogenetically distinct groupings – cultural background, gender, previous formal ethics education and incremental formal computer education. The results of the tests carried out indicate that the ethical perceptions of the students in computer-related situations differ most significantly on the basis of their cultural backgrounds. Observed differences across the other three variables were minimal.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1011445614132
DOI10.1023/A:1011445614132
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