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Volume :25 Issue : 1 2018      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Determinants of Software Piracy Attitudes, Intentions and Behaviors: Do Students and Non-Students Perceive Things Differently?

Auther : Omar Khalil
Ahmed Seleim

This study aimed to corroborate the generalizability of students-based software piracy (SP) results to non-students groups in a Lebanese setting. A research model, grounded in the theory of planned behavior (TPB), was adopted and three sets of hypotheses relating a number of factors to SP attitude, intention, and behavior were tested using a non-student sample.The results were then compared to Seleim and Khalil's (2016) students-based results. The results confirm that SP attitude, intuition,and behavior,as well as the factors influencing them, vary across the two groups. In the two samples, subjective norms (SN) influence SP attitude, and SP intention influences SP behavior. While SP attitude,perceived behavioral control (PBC), and religious commitment (RC) influence students' SP intention, none of the investigated factors influence non-students'SP intention. Also, the students' fitted model has a stronger explanatory power than does the non-students' fitted model,and subsequently, the students-based results are not generalizable to non-students groups in Lebanon. These results along with the research implications, limitations,and future research are further discussed in the paper.

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