Title

Less sleep, more slacking

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

For every hour that sleep was interrupted the previous night, research participants monitored during a 42-minute task spent an additional 8.4 minutes cyberloafing—checking personal e-mail or visiting unrelated websites—according to a team led by David T. Wagner, of Singapore Management University. The fact that sleep-deprived people are more apt to give in to cyberloafing temptation can also be seen on the first Monday after the switch to daylight saving time, when Google users search for 3.1% to 6.4% more entertainment-related websites than on other Mondays, the researchers say.

Discipline

Organizational Behavior and Theory | Psychology

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Harvard Business Review

Volume

91

First Page

26

ISSN

0017-8012

Publisher

Harvard University