Adnan, Tassha Hilda (2004) Assessing UiTM students' behavior towards internet surfing: A case study in faculty of Information Technology and Quantitative Sciences (FTMSK) Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Shah Alam / Tassha Hilda Adnan. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_degree" not defined] thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.
This study investigates the factors affecting the attitude tow/ards Internet surfing of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam. The attitude can be categorized as against (mean attitude < 2.5), undecided (mean attitude between 2.5 and 3.5) and in favor (mean attitude > 3.5). The data set consists of 211 observations of diploma students in Faculty of Information Technology and Quantitative Sciences (FTMSK), UiTM Shah Alam that is obtained from the stratified sampling technique. Statistical analyses involved are the chi-square test of association, z-test and f-test for two independent samples and one-way ANOVA. Multiple linear regression analysis was also carried out. It is found that the attitude of the students is significantly associated with gender and program, f-test indicated that there is a significant difference in the average attitude between male and female students. This study also found that there is a significant difference in proportion between male and female students having in favor attitude towards Internet surfing. One-way ANOVA indicated that the average attitude of students differ significantly between diploma programs. It is found that the attitude of students is significantly associated with the Internet usage among the students who use and do not use the Internet at the faculty. However, West indicated that the average attitude does not differ significantly. There is also no significant difference in proportion of in favor attitude between students who use and do not use the Internet at the faculty. This study also found that gender, hobby of Internet surfing and average monthly cost spend for Internet access affect the attitude of students towards Internet surfing. Carrying out factor analysis on the perception of the impact of Internet surfing, this study also covered that three factors can be considered. The first factor is "impact on social life", the second factor is "impact on academic performance" and the third factor is "impact on financial status".