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Date of Award
Dissertation - NSU Access Only
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College of Computing and Engineering
blended learning, culture, data privacy, gender, information systems researchers, online learning, online security, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Electronic University (SEU), user privacy
Securing the privacy of users’ personal information has long been a fundamental concern for information systems researchers. The focus on learners’ data privacy in academic institutions is no less important. The evolution of blended learning to enrich the learning experience and outcomes presents information privacy challenges for many students. Previous research indicates that changes and ambiguity in self-disclosure behaviors due to cultural and gender differences intensify these challenges. However, research that focuses on the role of culture and gender disparities on learners’ privacy related behaviors, at organizational and individual levels, is not mature.
This study also demonstrated that the organization’s level of GE plays a significant role in moderating the impacts of Choice and Notice on learners’ privacy Concerns, eventually moderating the relationship between their Privacy Concerns and Trust toward self-disclosing their PII. In addition, privacy perceptions were different among male and female learners at different campus locations. The study’s implications include that Chief Privacy Officers must carefully institute online privacy policies with regards to their GE level along with the gender and cultural disparities among their users to enhance their information privacy practices.
May Bantan. 2021. Assessing Learner’s Privacy Behaviors Through the Lens of Gender Egalitarianism Cultural Factor in a Blended-Learning Context: Student’s Perspective at Saudi Electronic University During COVID-19 Pandemic. Doctoral dissertation. Nova Southeastern University. Retrieved from NSUWorks, College of Computing and Engineering. (1158)