Vol.12, No.1, February 2023.                                                                                                                                                                              ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Cybersecurity among University Students from Generation Z: A Comparative Study of the Undergraduate Programs in Administration and Public Accounting in two Mexican Universities


Adán López Mendoza, Ramón Ventura Roque Hernández, Ma. Teresa Prieto Quezada, Rolando Salazar Hernández


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Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 503-511, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM121-60, February 2023.


Received: : 03 November 2022.

Revised:   11 February 2023.
Accepted:  15 February 2023.
Published: 27 February 2023.




The present study aimed to differentiate cybersecurity habits among Generation Z university undergraduate students of Public Accounting and Administration at two Mexican public universities and to identify relationships between the study participants’ self-perceived level of computer knowledge and cybersecurity habits. Data were collected using a questionnaire, which was administered to 321 and 242 students from Tamaulipas and Jalisco respectively. The results showed that students from Jalisco scored higher in knowledge regarding cybersecurity and risky practices. Similarly, weak relationships were found between participants’ habits/routines and self-perceived knowledge about cybersecurity. Our study highlights the importance of providing curricular and extracurricular cybersecurity-related training.


Keywords –Computer security, Students, Higher Education, Awareness, Cybersecurity.



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