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An Integrative Model of Computer Abuse Based on Social Control and General Deterrence Theories

In spite of continuous organizational efforts and investments, computer abuse shows no sign of decline. According to social control theory (SCT), “organizational trust” can help prevent it by enhancing insiders’ involvement in computer abuse. The aim of our study was to develop a new integrative model for analyzing computer abuse through assessing the role of Self Defense Intention (SDI) and Induction Control Intention (ICI). The results show that deterrence factors influence SDI and organizational factors significantly affect ICI and ICI decreases insiders’ abuse. Interestingly, SDI negatively affects both insiders’ and invaders’ abuses.

Publication Information
Article Title: An Integrative Model of Computer Abuse Based on Social Control and General Deterrence Theories
Journal: Information and Management (2004)
Vol. 41
Author(s): Lee, Sang M;  Lee, S. G.;  Yoo, S.
Researcher Information
    
Lee, Sang M
Lee, Sang M
Emeritus
Expertise:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Systems
  • International - Europe
  • International - South and Central America
  • International - Asia
Management
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