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Should We Be Concerned about How Information Privacy Concerns Are Measured in Online Contexts? A Systematic Review of Survey Scale Development Studies

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Centre for Social Informatics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Academic Editors: Jiang Bian and Antony Bryant
Received: 26 February 2021 / Revised: 13 April 2021 / Accepted: 22 April 2021 / Published: 24 April 2021
This systematic review addresses problems identified in existing research on survey measurements of individuals’ information privacy concerns in online contexts. The search in this study focused on articles published between 1996 and 2019 and yielded 970 articles. After excluding duplicates and screening for eligibility, we were left with 13 articles in which the investigators developed a total of 16 survey scales. In addition to reviewing the conceptualizations, contexts, and dimensionalities of the scales, we evaluated the quality of methodological procedures used in the scale development process, drawing upon the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments (COSMIN) Risk of Bias checklist. The results confirmed that the breadth of conceptualizations and dimensions of information privacy concerns are constructed with a low emphasis on contextuality. Assessment of the quality of methodological procedures suggested a need for a more thorough evaluation of content validity. We provide several recommendations for tackling these issues and propose new research directions. View Full-Text
Keywords: information privacy concerns; Internet use; methodological quality; scale development; surveys; systematic literature review information privacy concerns; Internet use; methodological quality; scale development; surveys; systematic literature review
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Bartol, J.; Vehovar, V.; Petrovčič, A. Should We Be Concerned about How Information Privacy Concerns Are Measured in Online Contexts? A Systematic Review of Survey Scale Development Studies. Informatics 2021, 8, 31. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/informatics8020031

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Bartol J, Vehovar V, Petrovčič A. Should We Be Concerned about How Information Privacy Concerns Are Measured in Online Contexts? A Systematic Review of Survey Scale Development Studies. Informatics. 2021; 8(2):31. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/informatics8020031

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Bartol, Jošt; Vehovar, Vasja; Petrovčič, Andraž. 2021. "Should We Be Concerned about How Information Privacy Concerns Are Measured in Online Contexts? A Systematic Review of Survey Scale Development Studies" Informatics 8, no. 2: 31. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/informatics8020031

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