Religion, Gender, Course and Ethnic Differences in Students’ Ethical Awareness

Azizan bin Had, Starry Garijih

Abstract


The research tries to answer the question of ‘does religion, education and social surroundings play a role in developing student’s ethical behavior?’ To understand more on the topic, I have surveyed students at the Labuan branch of University Malaysia Sabah in Malaysia, a public university where most of the students are taking a first degree in Business and Computer Studies. Using a survey questionnaire, I test five important hypotheses: whether ethical attitudes are affected by religiosity, religion, social life, university education and by what happens around them at home. The objective of the survey is to determine whether their awareness of ethical conducts is based on their religion, courses taken at the university or other external factors. The result of the survey will show whether ethical awareness is determined by internal factors such as religion and home education, or by external factors such as university and school education, courses taken at the university or their social life.

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Ethics, Awareness, Students, Labuan, Malaysia

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