Title

Situational privacy concerns and antecedent factors.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Christopher J. Davis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Date Issued

2016-01-01

Date Available

2016-10-25

ISSN

0887-4417

Abstract

This study examines the factors that contribute to context-based, or situational, privacy concerns drawing upon the theoretic lens of attribution theory. We posit that situational privacy concerns develop through individuals' causal explanations of prior privacy incidents in addition to their trait-like, or dispositional, privacy concerns. Analysis of data from 156 participants confirms the significance of the relationships between a number of antecedent constructs and situational privacy concerns. The hypotheses developed to test these relationships were all supported through partial least squares, as were the psychometric properties of the scales used. The results further our understanding of context-based privacy concerns, particularly the mechanics of attribution in blaming, and holding online service providers responsible for privacy transgressions. Insights into situational privacy concerns help online service providers handle and ameliorate these concerns.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of Computer Information Systems, 56 (3), 228-237. Doi: 10.1080/08874417.2016.1153913. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.