PACIS 2019 Proceedings


Information security stress has been considered as one major source of unwanted security-related behaviors. For example, based on moral disengagement theory, past studies argued and confirmed that information security stresses increase the chance for moral disengagement, which in turn, cause the violation of information security policy. Therefore, easing information security related stress is important since doing so may effectively prevent security policy violating behaviors. In this study, based on the stressor-strain-outcome three-layered model, we proposed a positive relationship between stressor and strain and between strain and avoiding behavior, and an inverted U shape relationship between strain and approaching behavior. In addition, mindfulness can mitigate the proposed positive relationships and inverted U shape relationships.