E-waste information security protection motivation: the role of optimism bias
Hao Chen, Ofir Turel, Yufei Yuan
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & PEOPLE | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2021
Purpose: Electronic waste (e-waste) such as discarded computers and smartphones may contain large amounts of confidential data. Improper handling of remaining information in e-waste can, therefore, drive information security risk. This risk, however, is not always properly assessed and managed. The authors take the protection motivation theory (PMT) lens of analysis to understand intentions to protect one's discarded electronic assets. Design/methodology/approach: By applying structural equation modeling, the authors empirically tested the proposed model with survey data from 348 e-waste handling users. Findings: Results highlight that (1) protection intention is influenced by the perceived ..View full abstract
Awarded by Humanities and Social Science Fund of Ministry of Education of China
Awarded by Science and Technology Plan of Youth Innovation Team in Colleges and Universities of Shandong Province in China
This study is supported by Humanities and Social Science Fund of Ministry of Education of China (No. 20YTC630003) and Science and Technology Plan of Youth Innovation Team in Colleges and Universities of Shandong Province in China (No. 2019RWG031).