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Article: Internet ethics of adolescents: Understanding demographic differences

TitleInternet ethics of adolescents: Understanding demographic differences
Authors
KeywordsHuman-computer interface
Improving classroom teaching
Media in education
Secondary education
Teaching/learning strategies
Issue Date2014
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/compedu
Citation
Computers & Education, 2014, v. 72, p. 378-385 How to Cite?
AbstractThe current generation of adolescents, who are generally described as digital natives, have greater access to and are greater consumers of information than previous generations. However, adolescents are notably at-risk when they are confronted with ethical decisions since they may lack the necessary knowledge and experiences to discern and make the right decisions. This study investigated how the demographic variables of gender and socio-economic status (SES) influence the internet ethics of 825 Secondary 2 (Grade 8) students aged 11 to 16 in Hong Kong. Three unethical behaviours, namely, unauthorised acts (UNAC), internet stickiness (INST), and plagiarism (PLAG) were examined. Results revealed that male students tended to engage in more unethical behaviours than did female students. Also, students from low SES families tended to behave more unethically than did students from high SES families. Implications for educators and researchers are discussed with reference to the four component model of moral behaviour, which has been widely used to articulate internal psychological processes including moral sensitivity, moral judgement, moral motivation, and implementation that are commonly found in all moral acts.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194761
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.881
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 3.143
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dc.contributor.authorLau, WFen_US
dc.contributor.authorYuen, HK-
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-17T02:07:18Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-17T02:07:18Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationComputers & Education, 2014, v. 72, p. 378-385en_US
dc.identifier.issn0360-1315-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194761-
dc.description.abstractThe current generation of adolescents, who are generally described as digital natives, have greater access to and are greater consumers of information than previous generations. However, adolescents are notably at-risk when they are confronted with ethical decisions since they may lack the necessary knowledge and experiences to discern and make the right decisions. This study investigated how the demographic variables of gender and socio-economic status (SES) influence the internet ethics of 825 Secondary 2 (Grade 8) students aged 11 to 16 in Hong Kong. Three unethical behaviours, namely, unauthorised acts (UNAC), internet stickiness (INST), and plagiarism (PLAG) were examined. Results revealed that male students tended to engage in more unethical behaviours than did female students. Also, students from low SES families tended to behave more unethically than did students from high SES families. Implications for educators and researchers are discussed with reference to the four component model of moral behaviour, which has been widely used to articulate internal psychological processes including moral sensitivity, moral judgement, moral motivation, and implementation that are commonly found in all moral acts.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/compedu-
dc.relation.ispartofComputers & Educationen_US
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Computers & Education. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Computers & Education, [VOL 72, 2014] DOI 10.1016/j.compedu.2013.12.006-
dc.subjectHuman-computer interface-
dc.subjectImproving classroom teaching-
dc.subjectMedia in education-
dc.subjectSecondary education-
dc.subjectTeaching/learning strategies-
dc.titleInternet ethics of adolescents: Understanding demographic differencesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLau, WF: wwflau@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailYuen, HK: hkyuen@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLau, WF=rp01723en_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.compedu.2013.12.006en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros227714en_US
dc.identifier.volume72en_US
dc.identifier.spage378en_US
dc.identifier.epage385en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000330928800032-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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