Taking It Out on IT: A Mechanistic Model of Abusive Supervision and Computer Abuse

dc.contributor.author Nehme, Alaa
dc.contributor.author George, Joey
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-04T08:03:15Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-04T08:03:15Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-07
dc.description.abstract One salient issue in organizational information security is computer abuse. Drawing on the management literature, we identify abusive supervision as a potential factor that affects the latter. As such, this paper proposes a model that formulates why subordinates commit computer abuse in response to abusive supervision. The model focuses on the mechanism of displacing aggression in retaliating against the organization. Drawing upon neutralization and deterrence theories and grounded in appraisal theory, the model offers several propositions. Most notably, the model identifies an interplay among the relevant appraisals, the emotion of anger, neutralization, deterrence and computer abuse. The model also incorporates two conditional moderators, including supervisor’s organization embodiment and controllability. The specific propositions and implications are discussed.
dc.format.extent 9 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2020.523
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-3-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/64265
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Innovative Behavioral IS Security and Privacy Research
dc.subject abusive supervision
dc.subject behavioral information security
dc.subject computer abuse
dc.subject information security
dc.title Taking It Out on IT: A Mechanistic Model of Abusive Supervision and Computer Abuse
dc.type Conference Paper
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