Paméla Baillette et al., « Coping Strategies and Paradoxes Related to BYOD Information Security Threats in France », Hyper Article en Ligne - Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société, ID : 10.4018/JGIM.2020040101
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) refers to the provision and use of personal mobile devices byemployees for both private and business purposes. Although there has been research on BYOD, littleattention has been paid to employees’ perception of threats to their personal information security(ISS) when using a BYOD, especially in a professional context. This article investigates employeecoping strategies related to BYOD ISS threats in France. The results of a survey of 223 employeesindicate that while perceived behavioral control exerts only direct effects on problem-focused (i.e.,disturbance handling) and emotion-focused (i.e., self-preservation) coping strategies, ISS concernexhibits significant direct and moderating influences. Several security paradoxes could be identified,namely, discrepancies between the respondents’ ISS concern and the adopted coping strategies. Thisarticle offers the first insights into the French context and can serve as a basis for comparisons infuture research and to help improve employees’ personal ISS in the professional context.