Predictors of Employees’ Mobile Security Practice: An Analysis of Personal and Work-Related Variables


Ahmad, Zauwiyah and Ong, Thian Song and Gan, Yen Wen and Liew, Tze Hui and Norhashim, Mariati (2022) Predictors of Employees’ Mobile Security Practice: An Analysis of Personal and Work-Related Variables. Applied Sciences, 12 (9). p. 4198. ISSN 2076-3417

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Personal mobile devices form an integral part of business activities today. Mobile devices, nevertheless, pose various security issues and data privacy threats, which require a close attention. The rational choice theory was utilized to examine the determinants of employees’ security behavior in relation to mobile device usage. Employees were postulated to rationally evaluate the costs and benefits of mobile security measures and decide on the option that is perceived to provide the best expected outcome. Twelve out of thirteen hypotheses examined in this study were found to be significant. We also hypothesized that demographics and work-related variables significantly affect employees’ mobile security practices, examined using ordinal logistic regression analysis. The findings indicate the efficacy of the rational choice theory in explaining mobile security behavior. Security inconvenience has been found to be a significant cost to information security measures. Moreover, the findings also showed the influence of gender, job function, past security experience, and perceived risk on the dependent variable. In conclusion, we would like to draw considerable attention to the contribution of security awareness programs and security training to good mobile security behaviors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile security, data privacy, security awareness, cost–benefit analysis, rational choice theory
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101-6720 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, telephone, radio, radar, television
Divisions: Faculty of Business (FOB)
Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST)
Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2022 06:55
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2022 06:55


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