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Measuring employees’ compliance: The importance of value pluralism
Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business. CERIS, Department of Informatics. (Informationssäkerhet)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3265-7627
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. Department of Political Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5485-8577
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. Department of Political Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7291-2875
2017 (English)In: Information and Computer Security, ISSN 1434-5250, E-ISSN 2220-3796, Vol. 25, no 3, 279-299 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This paper aims to investigate two different types of compliance measures: the first measure is a value-monistic compliance measure, whereas the second is a value-pluralistic measure, which introduces the idea of competing organisational imperatives.

Design/methodology/approach: A survey was developed using two sets of items to measure compliance. The survey was sent to 600 white-collar workers and analysed through ordinary least squares.

Findings: The results suggest that when using the value-monistic measure, employees' compliance was a function of employees' intentions to comply, their self-efficacy and awareness of information security policies. In addition, compliance was not related to the occurrence of conflicts between information security and other organisational imperatives. However, when the dependent variable was changed to a value-pluralistic measure, the results suggest that employees' compliance was, to a great extent, a function of the occurrence of conflicts between information security and other organisational imperatives, indirect conflicts with other organisational values.

Research limitations/implications: The results are based on small survey; yet, the findings are interesting and justify further investigation. The results suggest that relevant organisational imperatives and value systems, along with information security values, should be included in measures for employees' compliance with information security policies.

Practical implications: Practitioners and researchers should be aware that there is a difference in measuring employees' compliance using value monistic and value pluralism measurements.

Originality/value: Few studies exist that critically compare the two different compliance measures for the same population.

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017. Vol. 25, no 3, 279-299 p.
Keyword [en]
Employees' compliance, Field surveys, Information security policy compliance, Value pluralism
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Information Systems Political Science
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Informatics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-56342DOI: 10.1108/ICS-11-2016-0084ISI: 000406886300004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85026881516OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-56342DiVA: diva2:1081771
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Available from: 2017-03-15 Created: 2017-03-15 Last updated: 2017-08-24Bibliographically approved

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