Computer and IT Ethics: Perception of Computer Science Majors
Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute Conference, San Antonio, TX, November 18-21, 2006, pp. 25231-25236
6 Pages Posted: 15 Sep 2013
Date Written: November 18, 2006
The purpose of the current study, a survey of 115 students majoring in computer science, was to determine how they viewed the ethics of various behaviors such as spreading viruses and sending spam. In addition, we were interested in comparing students who had taken an ethics course with those who had not, in their perceptions of the ethics of these behaviors. Surprisingly, there was no statistically significant difference between the two groups of students. There was also no difference between males and females in ethical sensitivity.
Keywords: computer ethics, ethics across the curriculum, ethics survey
JEL Classification: M14
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