Information Security and Privacy (SIG SEC)

Paper Type

ERF

Paper Number

1402

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Prior research has suggested that boredom in the workplace can exert a negative impact on employees’ performance. As a neglected but salient emotional state, the effects of boredom on information security-related behaviors are underexamined. To reveal the significance of security-related boredom, this study investigates how it can emerge and affect information security policy (ISP) compliance behaviors. Drawing upon the literature of boredom and coping theory, a conceptual model was developed. A mixed-methods research design will be utilized to collect both quantitative and qualitative data from employees via a professional platform. The model will be tested through the SEM methodology using covariance-based software. The qualitative data may provide additional explanations to the findings based on quantitative data analyses. The expected findings will inform the understanding of the role of security-related boredom on ISP compliance practices and offer a few insights into the current body of information systems literature and practitioners’ world.

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Too Bored to Engage: An Exploratory Study of Information Security-related Boredom

Prior research has suggested that boredom in the workplace can exert a negative impact on employees’ performance. As a neglected but salient emotional state, the effects of boredom on information security-related behaviors are underexamined. To reveal the significance of security-related boredom, this study investigates how it can emerge and affect information security policy (ISP) compliance behaviors. Drawing upon the literature of boredom and coping theory, a conceptual model was developed. A mixed-methods research design will be utilized to collect both quantitative and qualitative data from employees via a professional platform. The model will be tested through the SEM methodology using covariance-based software. The qualitative data may provide additional explanations to the findings based on quantitative data analyses. The expected findings will inform the understanding of the role of security-related boredom on ISP compliance practices and offer a few insights into the current body of information systems literature and practitioners’ world.