The application of the REP concept of digital citizenship among students in Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris as digital citizens

Penerapan konsep REP kewarganegaraan digital dalam kalangan mahasiswa Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris sebagai warganegara digital

  • Nur Hidayah Baharudin Jabatan Pengajian Moral, Sivik & Pembangunan Karakter Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
  • Noor Banu Mahadir Naidu Jabatan Pengajian Moral, Sivik & Pembangunan Karakter Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
Keywords: Digital citizen, affective, respect, educate & protect

Abstract

This study aims to identify the affective level of digital citizens among Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris students based on the concept of Respect, Educate & Protect or better known as the concept of REP. This study involved a total of 500 students from nine different faculties. Likert scale questionnaire instruments had been used to obtain feedback. Affective digital citizenship divided into three sub-constructs: self-respect and others, educating oneself and others, and protecting oneself and others. The results of the study have found that the affective level of student digital citizens is high, with a mean value of 4.46 with a standard deviation of 0.43. The effect of understanding digital citizenship can produce excellent and prudent digital citizens. The findings have shown that the awareness of students according to the concept of REP shapes students into ethical and responsible digital citizens online.

Abstrak 

Kajian ini bertujuan untuk mengenalpasti tahap afektif warganegara digital dalam kalangan mahasiswa Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris berdasarkan konsep Hormat (Respect), Didik (Educate) dan Lindung (Protect) atau lebih dikenali sebagai konsep REP. Kajian ini melibatkan seramai 500 orang mahasiswa dari sembilan buah fakulti yang berbeza. Instrumen soal selidik berskala Likert 1 hingga 5 digunakan untuk mendapatkan maklum balas. Pemboleh ubah afektif warganegara digital yang dikaji terdiri daripada tiga sub pemboleh ubah iaitu afektif menghormati diri dan orang lain, afektif mendidik diri dan orang lain, serta afektif melindungi diri dan orang lain. Hasil kajian mendapati tahap afektif warganegara digital mahasiwa adalah tinggi iaitu nilai min 4.46 dengan sisihan piawaian 0.43. Kesan daripada pemahaman terhadap kewarganegaraan digital dapat melahirkan warganegara digital yang baik dan berhemah. Dapatan kajian ini menunjukkan bahawa kesedaran mahasiswa mengikut konsep REP membentuk mahasiswa menjadi warganegara digital yang beretika dan bertanggungjawab apabila berada atas talian.

Kata Kunci: Warganegara digital, afektif, menghormati, mendidik & melindungi

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Published
2021-01-14
How to Cite
Baharudin, N. H., & Mahadir Naidu, N. B. (2021). The application of the REP concept of digital citizenship among students in Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris as digital citizens. EDUCATUM Journal of Social Sciences, 7(1), 30-44. https://doi.org/10.37134/ejoss.vol7.1.4.2021