A Study on the Influence of Organizational Information Security Goal Setting and Justice on Security Policy Compliance Intention

조직의 정보보안 목표 설정과 공정성이 보안정책 준수의도에 미치는 영향

  • Hwang, In-Ho (School of Knowledge-Based Management, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Kim, Seung-Wook (Department of Business Administration, Pyeong-Taek University)
  • 황인호 (중앙대학교 지식경영학부) ;
  • 김승욱 (평택대학교 경영학과)
  • Received : 2017.11.30
  • Accepted : 2018.02.20
  • Published : 2018.02.28


The threat to information security is growing globally. To this, organizations are increasing the weight of adapting and operating the more specialized information security policy and system. Information security requires participation from the employees who execute the security system and policy, and to increase the level of organization's internal security, requires organization's systematic support to improve employees' information security compliance intention. This research finds the mechanism for improving employee's information security compliance intention by applying justice theory and goal setting theory in information security. We use structural equation modeling to verify the research hypothesis, and conducted a survey on the employees of organization with information security policy. In other words, this research performs verification of the research model based hypothesis which claims that security policy goal setting has positive influence on employee's level of security related justice recognition, and claims that justice has positive influence on compliance intention. The object of study is the employees of the organization that adapts information security policy, and 383 valid samples were collected via survey. Structural equation modeling was performed to verify the research hypothesis. The result shows that security policy goal factor (goal difficulty, goal specificity) improves employee's security related justice recognition, and that security related justice (distribution, process, and information justice) has positive influence on compliance intention. The result suggests the strategic approach directions for improving employees' compliance intention on organization's security policy.


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea


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