Literature Review

Synopsis on Cyberethics Behaviour: A Literature Review

Nurudeen A. Aderibigbe
Inkanyiso | Vol 13, No 2 | a8 | DOI: | © 2022 Nurudeen A. Aderibigbe | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 December 2022 | Published: 01 December 2021

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Nurudeen A. Aderibigbe, Nimbe Adedipe Library, College of Agricultural Management and Rural Development, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Ogun State, Nigeria

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This paper provides an overview of the empirical literature on cyberethics issues within an academic environment, specifically young adults’ behaviours in using cyber technology. While digital media is a part of the institutional and societal drive for informational inclusion and knowledge development, the ethical practices and behaviours among the users of cyber technology have raised questions on users’ awareness and understanding of the implications of ethical violations in cyberspace. Using technology might provide significant theoretical paradigms in understanding how digital media adoption and diffusion, driven by information technology, can vary globally. The study reviews the literature on the emergence of cyber technology ethics, individual characteristics, awareness level, challenges to undergraduates’ cyberethics behaviour, and the central role policy plays in strengthening or promoting ethical conduct in cyberspace. This paper provides current information for awareness of CE, teaching and research on information ethics and related domains.


cyberethics; information ethics teaching; information ethics research; literature review; Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB)


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