German Translation of the Concerns for Information Privacy (CFIP) Construct

12 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2018

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David Harborth

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Sebastian Pape

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Date Written: January 29, 2018

Abstract

We present and validate a German translation of the construct Concerns for Information Privacy (CFIP). This construct, consisting of four sub-constructs, measures the privacy concerns of individuals with regard to organizational privacy practices. With this scope, the construct has a wide applicability for quantitative research on privacy. We surveyed participants on the location-based mobile augmented reality game Pokémon Go. We conducted the translation with the help of two independent and certified translators and tested the validity and reliability of the constructs by conducting a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The analysis is based on a sample of 681 active players of the game. The participants were acquired with the help of a certified German panel provider. The results indicate the validity and reliability of the German translation of the CFIP construct for the case of Pokémon Go. Professional translations of existing constructs are necessary to apply established models and associated questionnaires in other countries. This holds in particular, because language may influence survey responses, especially with regard to attitudes. However, these translations are associated with high monetary costs and efforts and seldom published. Therefore, we provide opportunities for future work by making our valid and reliable German translation of the CFIP construct accessible to interested researchers.

Keywords: Privacy Concerns, Certified Translation, Open Data, Privacy Measures, German Translation

JEL Classification: M1, M15

Suggested Citation

Harborth, David and Pape, Sebastian, German Translation of the Concerns for Information Privacy (CFIP) Construct (January 29, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3112207 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3112207

David Harborth (Contact Author)

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Mertonstrasse 17-25
Frankfurt am Main, D-60325
Germany

Sebastian Pape

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Theodor-W.-Adorno Platz 4
Frankfurt am Main, D-60323
Germany

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