—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.
—Students’ ethics, gender differences, academic
The authors are with the Faculty of Management, University of
Technology Malaysia, 81310, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia (e-mail:
Cite: Shazaitul Azreen Rodzalan and Maisarah Mohamed Saat, "Ethics of Undergraduate Students: A Study in Malaysian Public Universities," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 672-678, 2016.