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

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Linda Weiser Friedman

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business; CUNY - The Graduate Center

Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

Date Written: November 18, 2006

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Linda Weiser and Friedman, Hershey H., Computer and IT Ethics: Perception of Computer Science Majors (November 18, 2006). Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute Conference, San Antonio, TX, November 18-21, 2006, pp. 25231-25236 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2325644

Linda Weiser Friedman (Contact Author)

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business ( email )

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New York, NY 10010
United States

HOME PAGE: http://cisnet.baruch.cuny.edu/friedman/

CUNY - The Graduate Center

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New York,, NY 10016
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Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management ( email )

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