Employee information security noncompliance behaviors may ruin an organization’s reputation; thus, much scholarly effort has been devoted to reducing deviating behaviors in organizations. We attempt to determine what motivations may contribute to the formation of an employees’ noncompliance behavioral intentions. The proposed research model links the relationship between abusive supervision and policy noncompliance intention in an information security context. Drawing on organizational justice research, this work explores the role of abusive supervision in employees’ noncompliance with information security policy from an interactional justice perspective and further proposes that the effect of interactional justice on noncompliance intention is moderated by the certainty and severity of sanctions based on general deterrence theory. We present a theoretical foundation for this investigation and an empirical design for exploring this research question. We also propose a plan for a research design and data collection, with results to be presented in the future.
Guan, Bowen and Hsu, Carol, "The Role of Abusive Supervision and Interactional Justice in Employee Information Security Policy Noncompliance Intention" (2018). PACIS 2018 Proceedings. 33.