An investigatory study into students’ attitudes towards the piracy of digital material

dc.contributor.advisorCaska, Barbaraen
dc.contributor.authorHolland, Geraldineen
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-24T14:44:20Z
dc.date.available2014-01-24T14:44:20Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to investigate students’ attitudes relating to favourableness/ unfavourableness towards digital piracy, specifically with regard to gender differences, age differences, levels of self efficacy, machiavellianism and subjective norms. This was a crosssectional survey design combined with a correlational study in which 102 participants from Psychology classes in Dublin Business School were surveyed with three questionnaires: the Digital Piracy Scale, the General Self Efficacy Scale and the MACH-IV Scale. The findings provided three significant results – i) males have a more favourable attitude over females; ii) younger students have a more favourable attitude over older students and iii) subjective norms and attitudes were found to have an existing correlation; no significant results were found with self-efficacy and machiavellianism. Author keywords: attitudes, digital piracy, machiavellianism, subjective norms, self efficacyen
dc.identifier.citationHolland, G. (2013). An investigatory study into students’ attitudes towards the piracy of digital material. Higher Diploma Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/1606
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.titleAn investigatory study into students’ attitudes towards the piracy of digital materialen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.type.degreelevelHigher Diplomaen
dc.type.degreenameHigher Diploma in Arts in Psychologyen
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