Young People’s Security Behavior Intentions regarding Cloud Service Use: Suggestions for Better Cloud Services


  • Pim Kamphuis, Graduate Student, Department of Interaction Science, Sung Kyun Kwan University, and Cloud Consultant, CoCreatures, Republic of Korea


  • Jang Hyun Kim, Associate Professor & Department Chair, Department of Interaction Science, Sung Kyun Kwan University, Republic of Korea


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The purpose of this study is to measure intended security behaviors of university students using personal cloud services in Korea and the Netherlands to examine what attitudinal factors influence these intentions and to find out if there is a difference in security intentions between Korean and Dutch students.

TPB (theory of planned behavior) model is combined with external constructs from the SeBIS (security behavior intention scale) about security intentions of students’ cloud access devices. A questionnaire set comprising three TPB factors and four SeBIS factors was applied to a sample of 228 higher education students in Korea and the Netherlands.

Results show that the students’ intention on securing cloud access devices (CADs) is found and that the two group differences in terms of the TPB constructs and the actual security intention are significant.

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