The concept of privacy in Chinese context is a fragile perception. Under such a culture environment, the awareness of right of privacy raises late; therefore, it is of necessary raising people the concept of information privacy. To reach this purpose, this study adopts the theory of self-efficacy to examine factors that influence decisions related to information privacy. Further, a longitudinal model is explored whether information ethics education plays a role influencing students’ concept in protecting information privacy. A survey with senior-level undergraduate students is conducted to test the hypothesized model. The findings exhibit an important insight that through information ethics education, students demonstrate a significant change in their confidence of privacy self-efficacy; the increase of this concept noteworthy changes their behavior concerning information privacy protection. Finally, discussions and conclusions are discussed.
Lin, Cathy S. and Wu, Sheng, "Raising Students' Concept in Protecting Information Privacy through Information Ethics Education" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 676.