Title

Measuring Severity of Internet Abuse in the Workplace: Creation of a Thurstone Scale

Abstract

Access to the Internet at work allows employees to be more effective in their jobs. However, it also gives employees the opportunity to engage in non-productive behavior. Several studies have examined the problem of Internet abuse in the workplace. However, a measure of severity of Internet abuse is still lacking. This research employs a Thurstone scale to create an appropriate measure of severity of Internet abuse in the workplace.

Meeting Name

15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009 (2009: Aug. 6-9, San Francisco, CA)

Department(s)

Business and Information Technology

Keywords and Phrases

Severity of abuse; Thurstone scale; Information systems; Internet; Internet abuse; Severity of abuse; Thurstone scale

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-1-61567-581-4

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2009 Association for Information Systems, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Aug 2009

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