The determinants of individuals' perceived e-security: Evidence from Malaysia

Mahmood Hussain Shah, Hamid Reza Peikari, Norjaya M. Yasin

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    Abstract

    Despite the critical role of individuals' perceived security in an online environment, previous research has not attempted to comprehensively study the influences and interrelations between the determinants of online individuals' perceived security. This research employs five theories to examine the interrelations that might exist between the antecedents of individuals' perceived security in online environment in Malaysia. It is the first attempt to empirically examine the interrelations of the confidentiality related factors identified in the literature which is a significant original contribution. A questionnaire was the primary research methodology and structural equation modeling was employed to test the hypotheses. The findings suggest that individuals' perceptions about security are significantly influenced by their perceived technical protection while technical protection was found to be influenced by website design features. Moreover, it was found that individuals' perceptions toward internally provided assurances are highly influenced by externally provided assurances. However, the results found no significant relations between internally and externally provided assurances about a website's security. The findings imply that e-retailers should launch well-designed websites and communicate the technical protection capabilities of their websites to address individuals' security concerns. The results also suggest that e-traders should consider the factors influencing individuals' security perceptions when designing/developing their websites.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)48-57
    Number of pages10
    JournalInternational Journal of Information Management
    Volume34
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

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    Keywords

    • Authentication
    • Encryption
    • Online security
    • Technical protection
    • Website design

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Information Systems
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Library and Information Sciences

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    The determinants of individuals' perceived e-security : Evidence from Malaysia. / Shah, Mahmood Hussain; Peikari, Hamid Reza; Yasin, Norjaya M.

    In: International Journal of Information Management, Vol. 34, No. 1, 02.2014, p. 48-57.

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    Shah, Mahmood Hussain ; Peikari, Hamid Reza ; Yasin, Norjaya M. / The determinants of individuals' perceived e-security : Evidence from Malaysia. In: International Journal of Information Management. 2014 ; Vol. 34, No. 1. pp. 48-57.
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