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Ethics of undergraduate students: a study in Malaysian public universities

Rodzalan, Shazaitul Azreen and Mohamed Saat, Maisarah (2016) Ethics of undergraduate students: a study in Malaysian public universities. International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 6 (9). pp. 672-678. ISSN 20103689

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Abstract

This paper aims to determine the ethics of undergraduate students in four aspects of moral processes; awareness, judgement, intention and behaviour. It further explores the impact of gender and academic disciplines on these four moral processes. A total of 2000 undergraduate students from six public universities in Malaysia involved in this study. Data were collected through survey consists of 14 ethical statements developed based on previous studies. Descriptive analysis (such as mean), t-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were employed for the data analysis. Overall, results reveal that student’s ethical level was mixed. The results also demonstrate that engineering students have low level of ethics, as compared to social science and science students. In terms of gender differences, female students appear to have higher level of ethics than their male counterparts. The findings of this study provide some educational and theoretical implications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Students’ ethics; gender differences; academic disciplines
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050 Educational psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Technology Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2018 01:14
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2018 01:14
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10339
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