Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology



First Advisor

Gilbert, Janelle

Second Advisor

Shultz, Kenneth

Third Advisor

Lewin, Michael


This study investigated the existence of a new type of privacy, called e-mail privacy, in order to determine if modern technology has created a new dimension of this construct. It also examined the relationship between factors of privacy- physical, informational, and electronic mail related. Finally, this study examined the relationship between the different aspects of workplace privacy and employee outcomes. It was hypothesized that the construct of privacy would predict procedural justice and job satisfaction, and that the relationship between privacy and job satisfaction is mediated by procedural justice. A model was developed for this study to be tested with structural equation modeling (SEM) techniques. An online questionaire was developed, and data from a total of 238 participants was analyzed using EQS, a statistical package for evaluating models developed with SEM.