Factors for minimizing cyber harassment among university students

Case study in kingdom of saudi arabia (KSA)

Fahad Abdullah Moafa, Kamsuriah Ahmad, Waleed Mugahed Al-Rahmi, Norma Alias, Mahmood Ali Moqbel Obaid

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Abstract

This study attempted to mitigate the gap in literature concerning a one serious problem in Saudi society and government is cyber harassment. This problem is caused through the increasing use of technology. Accordingly, the main objective was to explore the factors that influence the intention to minimize cyber harassment among Saudi citizen. In this research were employed two theories the first Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), the second selected Technology Acceptance Model TAM. However, based on TPB, the researcher has identified eight factors, to minimize cyber harassment, which is: technological support, attitude, subjective norms, social pressure, the influence of the mass media, perceived behavioral control, regulatory support and the role of the government, and security awareness. Nevertheless, the researcher has assured that the Saudis will remain at risk of cyber harassment, until these factors are fully investigated among the Saudi community. In conclusion, this research specifically proposed in future a model and framework for identifying the significant factors that are anticipated to play a major in minimizing cyber harassment among Saudis. The proposed framework will help the administration and decision-makers in the KSA to formulate strategies that can significantly affect anti-cyber harassment among youths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1606-1618
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
Volume96
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2018

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Keywords

  • Behavioural Intention
  • Cyber Harassment
  • Factors
  • Saudi Arabia (KSA)

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  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Factors for minimizing cyber harassment among university students : Case study in kingdom of saudi arabia (KSA). / Moafa, Fahad Abdullah; Ahmad, Kamsuriah; Al-Rahmi, Waleed Mugahed; Alias, Norma; Obaid, Mahmood Ali Moqbel.

In: Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, Vol. 96, No. 6, 31.03.2018, p. 1606-1618.

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Moafa, Fahad Abdullah ; Ahmad, Kamsuriah ; Al-Rahmi, Waleed Mugahed ; Alias, Norma ; Obaid, Mahmood Ali Moqbel. / Factors for minimizing cyber harassment among university students : Case study in kingdom of saudi arabia (KSA). In: Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology. 2018 ; Vol. 96, No. 6. pp. 1606-1618.
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