The occurrence of security incidents will not only cause substantial loss to the enterprise but also serious damage to goodwill. An enterprise has to formulate and implement effective security policies to reduce the occurrence of security incidents. However, the process of promoting the security policy will put stress on employees. The focus of this paper is whether these pressures will affect staff's compliance with the security policies based on the protection motivation theory. This study uses a survey method and 324 responses are collected. The results show that security task stress and security job stress have a significant impact on the formation of security role stress. Security role stress impacts threat and coping appraisals leading to security compliance.
Chang, Shih-Hsien; Hsu, Hui-Mei; Li, Yuzhu; and Hsu, Jack Shih-Chieh, "The Influence of Information Security Stress on Security Policy Compliance: A Protection Motivation Theory Perspective" (2018). PACIS 2018 Proceedings. 250.