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IJIET 2016 Vol.6(9): 672-678 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2016.V6.772

Ethics of Undergraduate Students: A Study in Malaysian Public Universities

Shazaitul Azreen Rodzalan and Maisarah Mohamed Saat

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.

Index Terms—Students’ ethics, gender differences, academic disciplines.

The authors are with the Faculty of Management, University of Technology Malaysia, 81310, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia (e-mail: sazreen3@live.utm.my, maisarahsaat@utm.my).


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.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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