Meta-Analysis of the Research Conducted in the Field of Cyber Security with an Emphasis on the Human Circle

Document Type : Original Research Article


Department of Psychology, Human Science Faculty, Islamic Azad University, Saveh Branch, Iran


The expansion of the use of information has caused communication and closeness between different cultures and their influence on each other, so it can be said that culture is now full of more information than in previous periods. Therefore, information technology has affected cultural values in such a way that even they have been exposed to the challenge of transformation and fundamental cultural changes from the security aspect. On the other hand, with the growth of various research in the field of cyber security and facing a kind of dispersion of information in this field, it is very important to conduct combined research that presents the extracts of the research conducted in this subject systematically and scientifically. The current research aims to quantitatively combine the results of research conducted in the field of cyber security with an emphasis on the human circle and, by using a meta-analysis method and comprehensive meta-analysis software (CMA2), examines the number of 81 articles. In fact, the statistical population of the research is all articles on cyber security that have been published in the last 3 years in reliable domestic and foreign scientific databases. The result of the meta-analysis of 75 variables shows that it covers 5 main variables. Among them, the variables of awareness, culture and infrastructure impact cyber security most. Most research has been done with descriptive-analytical, documentary and secondary analysis methods. The effect size results showed that the variables of awareness (with an effect size of 0.68), culture (with an effect size of 0.61) and infrastructure (with an effect size of 0.42) had the greatest impact on cyber security in the reviewed studies.


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