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URN etd-0817112-194405
Author Yu-ching Wang
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Department Information Management
Year 2011
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language English
Title A Study of Employee Unauthorized Computer Access Intention ─ An Integration of Neutralization, Differential Association and Containment Theory
Date of Defense 2012-07-26
Page Count 78
Keyword
  • Differential Association Theory
  • Neutralization Theory
  • Unauthorized Computer Access
  • Containment Theory
  • Computer Hacking
  • Abstract Unauthorized computer access by employees is the most common hacking behavior in every company. Hence, it is necessary to first understand why an employee engages to commit it and then find effective methods of prevention to reduce the crime rate. Many studies on computer hacking has discussed the reasons for the behavior, for example: neutralization theory, differential association theory and containment theory. However, those theories and perspectives were adopted independently in past research. In this study, we combine those perspectives and create an integrated model to explain the employee’s intention to commit unauthorized computer access.
    Data collected from 351employees in Taiwan confirmed our hypotheses and were tested against the research model. The results support the theoretical model in explaining how neutralization theory and containment theory may affect an employee’s intention to commit unauthorized computer access. Finally, we found that neutralization is the most important factor to take into account when organizations develop and implement security policies or education which can decrease employees’ intentions to commit unauthorized computer access.
    Advisory Committee
  • Jen-Ruei Fu - chair
  • Cathy S. Lin - co-chair
  • Jack Shih-Chieh Hsu - advisor
  • Tung-Chin Lin - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2012-08-17

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