Asian Journal of Information Technology

Year: 2017
Volume: 16
Issue: 2
Page No. 227 - 239

Impacts of Security Policy Goals and Motivation on Compliance Intention: The Linkage Between Motivation Theory and Goal Setting

Authors : Inho Hwang, Hyunsun Park and Sanghyun Kim

Abstract: The importance of information management is increasing and organizations are continually investing in information security in addition to adapting and operating systematic security policies. In order to increase employee’s information security compliance intention, employee security motivation should be increased via. clear goal setting of the organization’s information security policy. This research verifies the positive influence of the attributes (difficulty and specificity) of an organization’s security policy goal on an employee’s extrinsic motivation (perceived sanction) and intrinsic motivation (perceived value congruence) and verifies the perceived employee motivation increase of security compliance intention. We use structural equation modeling to test the research hypothesis. A survey was conducted with employees of organizations that apply information security policy and technology in South Korea and 346 data samples were collected. The result shows that organization security policy goal difficulty and specificity has a positive influence on employee security compliance motivation. Moreover, an employee’s extrinsic and intrinsic motivation has a positive influence on compliance intention. Our result presents, in developing an organizational security policy that the importance of providing a security policy goal can induce the formation of an employee’s motivation.

How to cite this article:

Inho Hwang, Hyunsun Park and Sanghyun Kim, 2017. Impacts of Security Policy Goals and Motivation on Compliance Intention: The Linkage Between Motivation Theory and Goal Setting. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 16: 227-239.

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