The Development and Validation of the Privacy and Data Security Concerns Scale (PDSCS)
National Science Foundation
International Journal of Selection and Assessment
This study describes the development and validation of the Privacy and Data Security Concerns Scale (PDSCS), designed to assess job applicants’ privacy and data security concerns. Validity evidence for the PDSCS was established with four steps including: item generation and content validation, item reduction, confirmatory factor analysis, and construct and criterion validity. Our findings supported the content and proposed factor structure of the nine-item PDSCS. Specifically, the proposed three-factor structure (with the subdimensions: Secure connection, inappropriate use of information, and mistrust in employer security practices) as well as a second-order factor, (termed privacy and data security concerns) were confirmed. Additionally, evidence is presented for the criterion validity of the PDSCS and its subdimensions.
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Brady, G. M., Truxillo, D. M., Bauer, T. N., & Jones, M. P. (2020). The development and validation of the Privacy and Data Security Concerns Scale (PDSCS). International Journal of Selection and Assessment.