A2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review
Protection Motivation Theory in Information Systems Security Research : A Review of the Past and a Road Map for the Future (2021)


Haag, S., Siponen, M., & Liu, F. (2021). Protection Motivation Theory in Information Systems Security Research : A Review of the Past and a Road Map for the Future. Data base for advances in information systems, 52(2), 25-67. https://doi.org/10.1145/3462766.3462770


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Haag, Steffi; Siponen, Mikko; Liu, Fufan

Journal or series: Data base for advances in information systems

ISSN: 1532-0936

eISSN: 2331-1622

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 52

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 25-67

Publisher: ACM

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3462766.3462770

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/75267

Web address of parallel published publication (pre-print): https://www.jwi.wiso.rw.fau.de/files/2020/05/haag-et-al-2020_preprint.pdf


Abstract

Protection motivation theory (PMT) is one of the most commonly used theories to examine information security behaviors. Our systematic review of the application of PMT in information systems (IS) security and the comparison with its application for decades in psychology identified five categories of important issues that have not yet been examined in IS security research. Discussing these issues in terms of why they are relevant and important for IS security, and to what extent IS research has not considered them, offers new research opportunities associated with the study of PMT and IS security threats. We suggest how future studies can approach each of the open issues to provide a new road map for quantitative and qualitative IS scholars.


Keywords: data systems; data security; threats; protection (activity); users; attitudes

Free keywords: Protection Motivation Theory; behavioral IS security; IS security threat; threat message; fear appeal; literature review


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1


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