Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-2012

Abstract

This study examined the impact of cyberloafing on employees' emotion and work. We also examined gender differences in employees' perception towards cyberloafing. In general, respondents felt that some form of cyberloafing at work was acceptable. Men were also more likely to report that cyberloafing has a positive impact on work compared to women. As well, our findings suggest that browsing activities have a positive impact on employees' emotion while emailing activities have a negative impact. Results of our study provide useful insights for researchers and managers in understanding employees' attitudes towards cyberloafing, and how cyberloafing can result in gain or drain in employees' work productivity.

Keywords

cyberloafing, gender, Internet, positive and negative emotion, work

Discipline

Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory

Publication

Behaviour and Information Technology

Volume

31

Issue

4

First Page

343

Last Page

353

ISSN

0144-929X

Identifier

10.1080/01449290903353054

Publisher

Taylor & Francis: STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01449290903353054

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