Confirming the effect of demographic characteristics on information privacy concerns

Lee, Hwansoo and Wong, Siew Fan * and Chang, Younghoon (2016) Confirming the effect of demographic characteristics on information privacy concerns. In: Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (20th) , 27 June - 1 July 2016, Chiayi, Taiwan. (Submitted)

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Existing studies on information privacy have largely discussed behavioral determinants of information privacy concerns (IPC). There has been a lack of direct examination on the relationship between demographic characteristics of consumers and IPC. The few studies that did report the linkage produced inconsistent findings. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between consumers’ demographic characteristics and IPC with data from a large sample of 9,840 respondents provided by the Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI). The results demonstrated that educational attainment and income level exerted effects on IPC in line with existing studies. But the effects of gender and age are different from those identified in existing studies. This study is significant in that by confirming the results of previous studies, it enables generalization of empirical findings. Meanwhile, the results that contrasted previous findings facilitate the discovery of new research topics and discussion

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: First author is with Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in IT Law, Dankook University; 2nd author is with Department of Computing & Information Systems, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sunway University; 3rd author is with Division of Business and Management, BNU-HKBU United International College, China
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information privacy concerns; age; gender; income; education
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Sunway University > School of Engineering and Technology [formerly School of Science and Technology until 2020] > Dept. Computing and Information Systems
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 06:59
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2017 06:59

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