Identifying managers who need ethics training in using IT at work

Vincent W S CHOW*, Kin Y. Choi

*Corresponding author for this work

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    This paper identifies managers who require ethics training in using IT at work. The identification of these managers is mainly based on studying the impact of their individual characteristics on a set of seven ethical issues and attitudes, which translated into IT ethical scenarios. This paper proposes a canonical model by treating individual characteristics of managers as predictor variables and considering information describing their beliefs on those seven ethical issues and attitudes as explained variables. A questionnaire survey was used for data collection and 249 managers participated in this study. The results show that the significant explained variables are based on a combination of six ethical events of accountability, conflict of interest, disclosure, personal conduct, protection of privacy, and social responsibility. The significant predictor variables are based on a combination of four individual characteristics of age, educational level, organizational level, and working experience. Discussion on the implication of the results and recommendations for remedial action are also provided in this paper.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)117-125
    Number of pages9
    JournalBehaviour and Information Technology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Developmental and Educational Psychology
    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
    • Social Sciences(all)
    • Human-Computer Interaction


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