A1 Journal article (refereed)
Discovering the Interplay between Defensive Avoidance and Continued Use Intention of Anti-malware Software among Experienced Home Users : A Moderated Mediation Model (2022)


Xie, Y., Siponen, M., Moody, G., & Zheng, X. (2022). Discovering the Interplay between Defensive Avoidance and Continued Use Intention of Anti-malware Software among Experienced Home Users : A Moderated Mediation Model. Information and Management, 59(2), Article 103586. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2021.103586


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Xie, Yitian; Siponen, Mikko; Moody, Greg; Zheng, Xiaosong

Journal or series: Information and Management

ISSN: 0378-7206

eISSN: 1872-7530

Publication year: 2022

Volume: 59

Issue number: 2

Article number: 103586

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2021.103586

Publication open access: Not open

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Abstract

Dismissing or disregarding security notifications (defensive avoidance) may lead to inactive use of anti-malware, compromising the effective protection of home computers. Nevertheless, few studies have investigated the cognitive and behavioral mechanisms initiated by defensive avoidance in users. Motivated thus, we propose a moderated mediation model that depicts users’ cognitive and behavioral mechanisms initiated by defensive avoidance, as well as the moderation role of perceived vulnerability and user involvement. Our results show that perceived vulnerability and user involvement may moderate a biased cognitive mediation process between defensive avoidance and future behavioral intention.


Keywords: data security; malware; computer programmes; user psychology; intention

Free keywords: stage model of fear-arousing communication processing (SMFAC); defensive avoidance; user involvement; moderated mediation; experienced user


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2022

Preliminary JUFO rating: 2


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