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Type: Conference paper
Title: Examining attitudes toward information security behaviour using mixed methods
Author: Pattinson, M.
Butavicius, M.
Parsons, K.
McCormac, A.
Jerram, C.
Citation: Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance, HAISA 2015, 2015 / Furnell, S., Clarke, N. (ed./s), pp.57-70
Publisher: Plymouth University
Publisher Place: United Kingdom
Issue Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781841023885
Conference Name: 9th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2015) (1 Jul 2015 - 3 Jul 2015 : Lesvos, Greece)
Editor: Furnell, S.
Clarke, N.
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M. Pattinson, M. Butavicius, K. Parsons, A. McCormac and C. Jerram
Abstract: This paper reports on a mixed-method research project that examined the attitudes of computer users toward accidental/naive information security (InfoSec) behaviour. The aim of this research was to investigate the extent to which attitude data elicited from repertory grid technique (RGT) interviewees support their responses collected via an online survey questionnaire. Twenty five university students participated in this two-stage project. Individual attitude scores were calculated for each of the research methods and were compared across seven behavioural focus areas using Spearman product-moment correlation coefficient. The two sets of data exhibited a small-to-medium correlation when individual attitudes were analysed for each of the focus areas. In summary, this exploratory research indicated that the two research approaches were reasonably complementary and the RGT interview results tended to triangulate the attitude scores derived from the online survey questionnaire, particularly in regard to attitudes toward Incident Reporting behaviour, Email Use behaviour and Social Networking Site Use behaviour. The results also highlighted some attitude items in the online questionnaire that need to be reviewed for clarity, relevance and non-ambiguity.
Rights: © 2015 Plymouth University
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