Workplace Management and Employee Misuse: Does Punishment Matter?

I have been working in the area of workplace monitoring from 2007. This paper co-authored with Qinyu Liao (The University of Texas at Brownsville), Xin Luo (The University of New Mexico) and Long Li (Grambling State University) is published in the latest issue of Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS).

With the ubiquitous deployment of Internet, workplace Internet misuse has raised increasing concern for organizations. Research has demonstrated employee reactions to monitoring systems and how they are implemented. However, little is known about the impact of punishment-related policies on employee intention to misuse Internet. To extend this line of research beyond prior studies, this paper proposes an integrated research model applying Theory of Planned Behavior, Deterrence Theory, and Theory of Ethics to examine the impact of punishment-related policy on employees’ Internet misuse intentions. The results indicate that perceived importance, perceived behavioral control and subjective norms have significant influence on employee intention to avoid Internet misuse. Contrary to expectations, there is no support for the influence of punishment severity and punishment certainty.

Full citation:

“Workplace Internet Monitoring and Employee Misuse Avoidance: Does Punishment Matter?” Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS), Vol. 50, No. 2, Winter 2009, pp. 49-59, with Qinyu Liao, Xin Luo and Long Li

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.


  • Searscard says:

    Hey there. I merely did some net surfing and found this weblog. I went by means of this blog site put up and it’s genuinely remarkable.I definitely definitely appreciate your blog.Completely, the piece of authoring is in certainty the very very best on this really worth although topic. I bookmarked it and i’m looking forward for your future internet site content. I also noticed that your blog site has some good leading carried out to it. I will appropriate aside bring hold of your rss feed to stay informed of any up-dates. Incredible information you received right here.If possible keep replace in your excellent put up.With thanks.

  • Lyme Disease says:

    I assumed i’d write-up and let you know your information sites is helpful for unveiled the useful secrets.I genuinely love your blog.Effectively, the guide is in fact the most effective on this really worth whilst subject. I concur with your conclusions and will impatiently search forward for your coming up-dates. Really saying thanks will not just be enough, for that incredible lucidity inside your writing. I will right away pick up your rss feed to stay updated of any updates.Trustworthy function and a lot accomplishment within your efforts and business enterprise passion.Regardless keep up the excellent deliver the results.Appreciate it.

  • that looks like fun!! are you on the williams sonoma mailing list? ie how did you find out about the class?thanks for the great tips!

  • Thanks for making my morning a little bit better with this great article!!


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.