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Assessing Self-Justification as an Antecedent of Noncompliance with Information Security Policies
Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden .
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada .
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada .
Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden .
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) , 2013, p. 1-12Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper aims to extend our knowledge about employees’ noncompliance with Information Security Policies (ISPs), focusing on employees’ self-justification as a result of escalation of commitment that may trigger noncompliance behaviour. Escalation presents a situation when employees must decide whether to persist or withdraw from nonperforming tasks at work. Drawing on self-justification theory and prospect theory, our model presents two escalation factors in explaining employee’s willingness to engage in noncompliance behaviour with ISPs: self-justification and risk perceptions. We also propose that perceived benefits of noncompliance and perceived costs of compliance, at the intersection of cognitive and emotional driven acts influence self-justification. The model is tested based on 376 respondents from banking industry. The results show that while self-justification has a significant impact on willingness, risk perceptions do not moderate their relation. We suggest that future research should explore the roles of self-justification in noncompliance to a greater extent.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) , 2013. p. 1-12
Keywords [en]
Escalation of commitment behaviour, information security policy, noncompliance behaviour, risk perceptions, self-justification
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-62326Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84923879940ISBN: 9780992449506 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-62326DiVA, id: diva2:1156392
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24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2013), Information Systems: Transforming the Future, Melbourne, Australia, December 4-6, 2013
Available from: 2015-02-13 Created: 2017-11-13 Last updated: 2018-02-27Bibliographically approved

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