The Journal of the Southern Association for Information Systems


The editors of the Journal of the Southern AIS are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 8 Issue 1.

The July 2021 issue of JSAIS comprises four regular research papers.

The first research paper entitled "Antecedents of Members’ Trust Propensity and Its Impact on Self-Disclosure Intention in Mobile-Based Online Dating" by Bao Q. Duong, Jaeung Lee, Emmanuel Ayaburi and Sung Simon Jin investigated the antecedents of trust propensity in the context of dating apps and the impact on personal disclosure intention. They found that perceived risk negatively impacted trust propensity while perceived benefit and prior experience with dating apps positively affected trust propensity. Trust propensity positively impacted a member’s willingness to disclose information on the dating app.

The second research paper "Surveillance Concerns as Predictors of Obfuscation and the Chilling Effect in the Context of a Pandemic” by Craig Van Slyke, Grant Clary and Mohamed Tazkarji provides an initial investigation of obfuscation and chilling effects as reactions to perceived surveillance risks. The found that the perceived severity of the risk and the perceived vulnerability to risk had a positive impact on the rate of obfuscation or a decision not to post in social media. This can have a negative effect on the social network and sharing of information.

The third research paper entitled "An Investigation into user Adoption of Personal Safety Devices in Higher Education Using the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) " by Dawit Demissie, Daniel Alemu and Abebe Rorissa studied the intention to use a Peace of Mind Personal Security device on college campuses. They found that the use of these devices is related to the student’s expectation of the usefulness and reliability of the device to perform the intended security task.

Last but not least, Christopher Kreider did a literature review of 198 research articles related to information security to determine the level of analysis of the articles. They found approximately half to be at the individual level. About 20% to be at the firm level or unknown. The rest were scattered among country, group and artifact. They also found that the number of articles increased over time indicating this to be an increasingly important area for research.

Michael Cuellar, Editor