Lost sleep and cyberloafing: Evidence from the laboratory and a Daylight Saving Time quasi-experiment
The Internet is a powerful tool that has changed the way people work. However, the ubiquity of the Internet has led to a new workplace threat to productivity—cyberloafing. Building on the ego depletion model of self-regulation, we examine how lost and low-quality sleep influence employee cyberloafing behaviors and how individual differences in conscientiousness moderate these effects. We also demonstrate that the shift to Daylight Saving Time (DST) results in a dramatic increase in cyberloafing behavior at the national level. We first tested the DST–cyberloafing relation through a national quasi-experiment, then directly tested the relation between sleep and cyberloafing in a closely controlled laboratory setting. We discuss the implications of our findings for theory, practice, and future research.
Organizational Behavior and Theory | Psychology
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Journal of Applied Psychology
American Psychological Association
City or Country
WAGNER, David Turley; BARNES, C. M.; Lim, V. K. G.; and Ferris, D. L..
Lost sleep and cyberloafing: Evidence from the laboratory and a Daylight Saving Time quasi-experiment. (2012). Journal of Applied Psychology. 97, (5), 1068-1076. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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