Date of Award

Fall 2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)



First Advisor

T. Selwyn Ellis


Information privacy issues have plagued the world of electronic media since its inception. This research focused mainly on factors that increase or decrease perceived patient control over personal health information (CTL) in the presence of context-specific concerns. Control agency theory was used for the paper's theoretical contributions. Personal and proxy control agencies acted as the independent variables, and context-specific concerns for information privacy (CFIP) were used as the moderator between proxy control agency, healthcare provider, and CTL. Demographic data and three control variables— the desire for information control, privacy experience, and trust propensity—were also included in the model to gauge the contribution to CTL from external factors. Only personal control agency and desire for information control were found to impact CTL