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Peter Polak
Florida International University
16Publications
10H-index
837Citations
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#1Scott R. Boss (Bentley University)H-Index: 9
#2Dennis F. Galletta (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 33
Last.Peter Polak (FIU: Florida International University)H-Index: 10
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Because violations of information security (ISec) and privacy have become ubiquitous in both personal and work environments, academic attention to ISec and privacy has taken on paramount importance. Consequently, a key focus of ISec research has been discovering ways to motivate individuals to engage in more secure behaviors. Over time, the protection motivation theory (PMT) has become a leading theoretical foundation used in ISec research to help motivate individuals to change their security-re...
#1Teresa Lesiuk (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 4
#2Peter Polak (VU: VU University Amsterdam)H-Index: 10
Last.Margot Hummer (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 1
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This research examined the effect of music use, personality and prior knowledge on mood and work performance of 62 Systems Analysts. Although the quality of the data modeling task did not appear to be affected by the experimental treatment of 10 minutes of music listening, the level of extraversion, modeling proficiency, and theoretical knowledge related to modeling showed significant effects. Nevertheless, the effects of music were demonstrated on several mood measures. The effect of music on n...
#1Teresa Lesiuk (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 4
#2Alexander P. PonsH-Index: 10
Last.Peter Polak (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 10
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This research examines personality type, trait mood, and use of music listening by 32 professional computer information systems developers CISD from two different IT environments in south Florida. Improved quality-of-work via use of individually preferred music listening has previously been reported in CISD. Music listening, offering an opportunity for improved positive mood, has been shown in the psychological literature to improve workplace task problem-solving and cooperative behaviors. Preva...
#1Scott McCoy (W&M: College of William & Mary)H-Index: 18
#2Andrea Everard (UD: University of Delaware)H-Index: 12
Last.Dennis F. Galletta (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 33
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Internet advertising has shown signs of continued healthy growth in spite of the burst Internet bubble. Several types of ads have been used, and there are important generic characteristics that can be gleaned from these ads: whether they obscure content and whether users have the control to remove them. These factors were tested in a laboratory study with 258 student participants. It was hypothesized that the factors would predict intrusiveness, which would predict perceived irritation. This, in...
#1Alexander P. Pons (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 10
#2Peter PolakH-Index: 10
Anomers and asteric mixtures of novel analogs of spectinomycin. Additionally provides novel intermediates and process for preparing spectinomycin analogs.
#1Peter MarksH-Index: 4
#2Peter Polak (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 10
Last.Dennis F. Galletta (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 33
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How managerial prompting, group identification, and social value orientation affect knowledge-sharing behavior.
#1Scott McCoy (W&M: College of William & Mary)H-Index: 18
#2Andrea Everard (UD: University of Delaware)H-Index: 12
Last.Dennis F. Galletta (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 33
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In spite of the large extent and variety of on-line ads, their effects on users are largely unknown. Although the diversity of ads on the web is staggering, and new types spring up all the time, their properties can be abstracted to a relatively small number of important generic features. These characteristics include whether they obscure content and whether users have the control to remove them. These factors were tested in a laboratory study and results will be shared with participants at the ...
#1Scott McCoy (W&M: College of William & Mary)H-Index: 18
#2Andrea Everard (UD: University of Delaware)H-Index: 12
Last.Dennis F. Galletta (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 33
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Consumers' first impressions (and loyalties) are made in the opening moments of a Web site visit and the degree to which that visit may be intruded by pop-ups, pop-unders, and banner ads.
#1Dennis F. Galletta (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 33
#2Raymond M. Henry (Clemson University)H-Index: 12
Last.Peter Polak (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 10
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Although its popularity is widespread, the Web is well known for one particular drawback: its frequent delay when moving from one page to another. This experimental study examined whether delay and two other website design variables (site breadth and content familiarity) have interaction effects on user performance, attitudes, and behavioral intentions. The three experimental factors (delay, familiarity, and breadth) collectively impact the cognitive costs and penalties that users incur when mak...
#1Dennis F. GallettaH-Index: 33
#2Raymond M. HenryH-Index: 12
Last.Peter PolakH-Index: 10
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The benefits of using the Internet are partially offset by one aspect of its usability: highly variable, intermittent, but frequent inter-page delay. For several years, the HCI literature has studied user reactions to long computer response time in clerical applications, but few studies have examined this problem in the domain of the Web. Examining the delay problem in a Web context is important, because the Web touches many more users, most of whom have little formal computer or task training. ...
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