This paper examines perceptions of privacy and how they relate to reluctance to submit employment-related information over the Internet. In addition, possible cross-cultural differences between the US and Belgium regarding these constructs and the role of Internet knowledge are investigated. Based on theories of privacy and cross-cultural differences, a survey methodology was applied to test several hypotheses. Results suggest that privacy considerations may affect reluctance to use an Internet-based selection system. Moreover, as expected, some differences were observed between US and Belgian respondents. Respondents possessing a higher self-rated knowledge of the Internet were less concerned that employment-related data submitted over the Internet would fall into the wrong hands.
Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
International Journal of Selection and Assessment
Wiley: 24 months
HARRIS, Michael M; VAN HOYE, Greet; and LIEVENS, Filip.
Privacy and attitudes towards Internet-based selection systems: A cross-cultural comparison. (2003). International Journal of Selection and Assessment. 11, (2-3), 230-236. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research/5650
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.