This paper describes an exploratory, survey-based study designed to address questions related to the state of professionalism in the IS community. The study focuses on undergraduate student awareness of IS professional associations and student views on the appropriate content of such associations’ codes of ethics. The specific research questions to be explored are: 1) Are undergraduate students aware of IS professional associations and their codes of professional ethics; 2) What ethical issues, if any, do students perceive as being particularly relevant for information systems professionals; 3) What specific ethical rules, if any, do students perceive as appropriate in an IS professional association’s code of professional ethics; and 4) Do students believe that their personal views on ethical professional behavior are consistent with the ethical codes of IS professional associations? Results of preliminary analyses will be presented at the conference.
Kimery, Kathryn and Sivakumar, Shyamala, "Perceptions of Professional Ethics Among Undergraduate Information Systems Students " (2005). SAIS 2005 Proceedings. 29.