Propensity to Click on Suspicious Links: Impact of Gender, of Age, and of Personality Traits

Frantisek Sudzina, Antonin Pavlicek

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There already exists a certain, not huge, body of knowledge about impact of personality traits on susceptibility to phishing. But there is a gap when it comes specifically to phishing with links pretending to lead to deal sites. The paper analyzes if gender, age and personality traits influence such behavior. Big Five Inventory traits (extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, openness to experience) and narcissism were used. Impact of openness to experience was significant at 0.05 level, and of narcissism 0.1 level. Significance of remaining independent variables was above 0.1. Openness to experience was linked positively linked to responsible behavior, narcissism was negatively linked.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication30th Bled eConference: Digital Transformation – From Connecting Things to Transforming Our Lives
EditorsAndreja Pucihar, Mirjana Kljajić Borštnar, Christian Kittl, Pascal Ravesteijn, Roger Clarke, Roger Bons
Place of PublicationMaribor
PublisherUniversity of Maribor
Publication date2017
ISBN (Electronic)978-961-286-043-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event30th Bled eConference Digital Transformation: From Connecting Things to Transforming Our Lives - Bled, Slovenia
Duration: 18 Jun 201721 Jun 2017


Conference30th Bled eConference Digital Transformation


  • Suspicious Links
  • Phishing
  • Deal Sites
  • Personality Traits
  • Empirical Research


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