Unethical computer using behavior scale: A study of reliability and validity on Turkish university students

Namlu A. G., Odabasi H. F.

COMPUTERS & EDUCATION, vol.48, no.2, pp.205-215, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.compedu.2004.12.006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.205-215
  • Keywords: human-computer interface, computer ethics, computer unethical behovior, university students
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This study was carried out in a Turkish university with 216 undergraduate students of computer technology as respondents. The study aimed to develop a scale (UECUBS) to determine the unethical computer use behavior. A factor analysis of the related items revealed that the factors were can be divided under five headings; intellectual property, social impact, safety and quality, net integrity and information integrity. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.