Assessing Z Generation Engineering Students' Social Media Platform Usage and Safety Awareness

  • Khairunesa Isa Centre for General Studies and Co-curricular, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
  • Yuslizar Kamaruddin Centre for General Studies and Co-curricular, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
  • Sarala @ Thulasi Palpanadan Centre for Language Studies, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
  • Nor Shela Saleh Centre for General Studies and Co-curricular, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
  • Mohd Shafie Rosli School of Human Resource Development and Psychology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
  • Syahrudin Syahrudin Institut Agama Islam Riyadlotul Mujahidin, Ngabar Ponorogo, Jawa Timur 63471, Indonesia.
Keywords: Cybercrime, Engineering students, Social media, Z Generation safety


Despite various attempts to enhance community awareness, the number of cybercrime cases continues to rise. A key contributing factor to this trend is the lack of security awareness when using social media platforms. As such, this study aimed to examine the frequency of social media platform use and the level of security awareness among Generation Z engineering students in Malaysia. Using a quantitative approach, a survey-style study was conducted, involving a sample of 410 randomly selected Generation Z engineering students from across Malaysia. Results indicated that Malaysian Generation Z engineering students exhibit moderate levels of security awareness when using social media. Furthermore, Chat and Messaging Network platforms were found to be the most commonly used social media platforms among this group.


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How to Cite
Isa, K., Kamaruddin, Y., Palpanadan, S. @ T., Saleh, N. S., Rosli, M. S. and Syahrudin, S. (2023) “Assessing Z Generation Engineering Students’ Social Media Platform Usage and Safety Awareness”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 8(8), p. e002448. doi: 10.47405/mjssh.v8i8.2448.