Adaptive and Maladaptive Coping with an It Threat
Numerous studies have investigated employees’ decisions to adopt IS security measures by focusing on adaptive responses. Using the Extended Parallel Processing model (EPPM), this study evaluates subjects’ adaptive and maladaptive intentions with respect to antispyware software. Our results show that both adaptive and maladaptive coping occur, and we identify antecedents of each. We advance IS security theory by considering maladaptive coping along with adaptive coping and by modeling threat and efficacy as contingent effects.
Chenoweth, Tim; Gattiker, Tom; and Corral, Karen. (2019). "Adaptive and Maladaptive Coping with an It Threat". Information Systems Management, 36(1), 24-39. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10580530.2018.1553647