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DETERMINANTS OF INFORMATION CONFIDENTIALITY IN TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING INSTITUTIONS IN KIAMBU COUNTY, KENYA

 

 

 

Kathenya M. Dorcas

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

KENYA

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Dr Agnes Njeru

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

KENYA

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CITATION: Kathenya, D., M., & Njeru, A. (2016). Determinants of Information Confidentiality In Technical And Vocational Education And Training Institutions In Kiambu County, Kenya. International Journal of Strategic Management. Vol. 5(5). PP.73-88.

 

 

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TVET institutions in Kiambu County are increasingly reliant on automated and interconnected systems to perform functions essential to their lecturers welfare, and hence the increase in the Information confidentiality due to the high dependence on technology. In relation to this, this study sought to establish the effect IT literacy, IT policies, top management commitment and organizational resources as determinants of Information confidentiality in TVET institutions in Kiambu County. To achieve these objectives, this study employed descriptive survey. The population of interest of this study was lecturers, IT technicians and IT students in TVET Institutions in Kiambu County. This study used stratified random sampling to get a study sample of 62 respondents. This study collected data using a semi-structured questionnaire. The study used drop and pick later method to collect data. Prior to the data collection, a pilot study was conducted to allow for pre-testing of the research instrument to increase validity and reliability. The study used both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection. Further, the study employed a multivariate regression model to study the relationship between independent variables and the dependent variable. The study found a significant positive relationship between information confidentiality and IT literacy, IT policies, top management commitment and organizational resources. The study therefore recommends information confidentiality awareness and training program to boost IT literacy. It further recommends that the organizations should align their IT policies with organizational goals to make it everyone’s’ responsibility to achieve information confidentiality. The top management should provide resources to ensure that information confidentiality managers attends industry-specific education and executive-level continuing training.Abstract should be given here in the same font and format as given here. Please do not change the format. Abstract should be between 200-300 words followed by 3-5 keywords.

 

Keywords: Information confidentiality, IT literacy, IT policies, Top management, Organizational resources

 

 

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