Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Dona Kagan
The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence and personality correlates of software piracy among teachers, who were 97 inservice teachers enrolled in Education courses at UNO. Subjects completed the Computing Teacher Inventory (a questionnaire designed expressly for this study to measure teachers' experience with and attitudes toward microcomputer software), the Teacher Stress Inventory, and the Teacher Job Satisfaction Questionnaire. Participation was voluntary and anonymous. Results indicated that teachers procured more software from illegal sources than from legal sources. More than half of those teachers who owned software admitted to illegally copying software from school. The other crimes against impersonal victims that teachers committed most frequently were traffic and reprography violations. The pattern of correlations among variables suggested that teachers' tendency toward software piracy appeared to be related to the tendencies to be dissatisfied with their jobs, to be stressed, and to commit other impersonal crimes.
Fry, Susan Elizabeth, "Software Piracy Among Teachers" (1987). Student Work. 2153.