The Employee's Information Security Policy Compliance Intention : Theory of Planned Behavior, Goal Setting Theory, and Deterrence Theory Applied

조직구성원의 정보보안 정책 준수의도: 계획된 행동이론, 목표설정이론, 억제이론의 적용

  • Received : 2016.06.02
  • Accepted : 2016.07.20
  • Published : 2016.07.28


In accordance with the increase of the importance of information security, organizations are making continuous investments to develop policies and adapt technology for information security. Organization should provide systemized support to enhance employees' security compliance intention in order to increase the degree of organization's internal security. This research suggests security policy goal setting and sanction enforcement as a method to improve employees' security compliance in planning and enforcing organization's security policy, and verifies the influencing relationship of Theory of Planned Behavior which explains employee's security compliance intention. We use structural equation modeling to verify the research hypotheses, and conducted a survey on the employees of organization with information security policy. We verified the hypotheses based on 346 responses. The result shows that the degree of goal setting and sanction enforcement has positive influence on self-efficacy and coping efficacy which are antecedents that influence employees' compliance intention. As a result, this research suggested directions for strategic approach for enhancing employee's compliance intention on organization's security policy.


Theory of Planned Behavior;Goal Setting Theory;Information Security Compliance Intention;Security Policy Goal Setting Attitudes;Sanction


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