Unethical use of information technology: A two-country study

Sutirtha Chatterjee, Joseph S. Valacich, Suprateek Sarker

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Abstract

This paper investigates the phenomenon of unethical use of information technology (IT) by developing and testing a model that postulates multiple influencing factors of unethical IT use. Results from two studies of young adult participants in USA and Finland show that unethical IT use is primarily influenced by social (e.g., subjective norms), situational (e.g., moral intensity), and technological (e.g., technological facilitation) considerations. Differences between the two countries regarding this phenomenon also surface. The results suggest that multiple interventions at various levels may be required to combat the growth of unethical IT use, showcasing the practical significance of these research results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-45
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages3071-3080
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780769545257
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Event2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2012 - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2012Jan 7 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMaui, HI
Period1/4/121/7/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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