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Factors that influence young adults’ online security awareness in the Durban in South Africa

Type of Resource:
Journal Article

Year of Publication:

- Enablers
- Challenges
- Trends

- Digital Literacy And Skills
- Internet Safety

Author(s): Z Bulbulia and M Maharaj

The goal of this exploratory study was to establish what the factors that influenced online security were amongst young South African, Durban based adults. The conceptual framework used to guide this approach was Protection Motivation Theory (Rogers, 1983). Data for this study was collected via an online survey. The questionnaire was e-mailed to prospective participants at the University of KwaZulu Natal, where they could submit it electronically. The survey was also sent to the researchers Facebook friends and Twitter followers who fitted the criteria. Significant findings were that gender, race and employment status affected user awareness of online security.


Region of Study:
South Africa,

Country of Study:
South Africa,

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