Building Hoax Resistant Generation at Higher Education Institution
- 10.2991/assehr.k.201201.156How to use a DOI?
- hoax, hoax resistant, character, higher education
Hoax is defined as news which contains uncertain things or not even facts of a phenomenon. It has been studied since the 17th century and carried out in every sector. Hoax leads our young generation into misleading information and understanding. The objectives of this research are to find out students’ sensitivity level on identifying hoax and to strengthen students’ resistant towards hoax by proposing various methodologies. This research was done under descriptive quantitative method in order to explore students’ understanding about the concept of hoax itself. The participants of this research were 182 vocational students from State Polytechnic of Jakarta (PNJ) and 100 English department students from Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES). The purpose of this sampling is to distinguish how respondents from vocational background and respondents from English background identify hoaxes. The data was gathered by giving several questions related to hoaxes to the participants. The result showed us how language lesson strengthens students’ knowledge to choose whether it is a hoax or not. A language learner can be more aware of a hoax than a vocational student.
- © 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
- Open Access
- This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).
Cite this article
TY - CONF AU - Hendi Pratama AU - Widya Amalia PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/03 TI - Building Hoax Resistant Generation at Higher Education Institution BT - Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 927 EP - 933 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.156 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201201.156 ID - Pratama2020 ER -