Internet Access, Use and Monitoring Policies in Selected Organisations

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The Internet has revolutionized, and continues to profoundly affect, the way one does business. Since the Internet has become a main source of communication both within and outside organizations, they are caught between providing Internet access to employees to perform job related activities and monitoring employees’ use of Internet without infringing on their rights and privacy.This study therefore examined the extent of Internet access and use, pervasiveness of Internet monitoring, availability of Internet use policy and compliance to Internet use policy in the selected organisations. The study adopted ex post facto survey design. Stratified random sampling was used to select 246 organisations comprising those in public, private, not for profit and non-governmental sectors. An adapted questionnaire from Alampay and Hechanova’s 2008 study was used to collect data from the organisations. One hundred and eighty three(74.4%) copies of returned questionnaires were used for data analyses. Descriptive statistics specifically frequency, percentage distribution and cross tabulation were used for data analyses.


Oluremi Adelowo


Oluremi Adelowo - National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, School of Management Science.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


internet access, Use, monitoring policies, selected organisations, Nigeria

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COMPUTERS / Internet / General