Differential Perspectives of Cyberloafing Activities About Computer Ethics among Employee

Norlailina Mamat, Shadiya Mohammad Salleh Baqutayan

Abstract


Cyberloafing is a non-work related online activity during working hours, which is also known as a modern form of counter-productive workplace behavior. Cyberloafing is not only affecting the productivity of companies, but also opens up doors for greater threats onto companies such as malware, data security breach, slower network performances, and others. Thus, it is no longer a new topic when various reports revealed that this activity is happening in almost all organizations around the world, including Malaysia. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between demographic attributes of an employee of one of the agencies in Malaysia and the ethics of computer usage about cyberloafing behavior. Simple random sampling was assigned to several 95 respondents from the agency. The accumulated data were then analyzed; descriptive statistics were used to interpret and evaluate the research outcomes. The findings of this study indicate that male gender, younger age employees, and employee of higher-level positions are more involved in cyberloafing than other group respondents. Yet, there is no significant relationship between the level of education and cyberloafing, as well as ethics and cyberloafing behavior. Hence, it's highly advisable to request from organizational leaders to introduce appropriate policies that help to manage employees' behavior toward cyberloafing.

Keywords


cyberloafing, ethics, demographics, gender, age, education level, position level, Malaysia

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