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.
cyberloafing, gender, Internet, positive and negative emotion, work
Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory
Behaviour and Information Technology
Taylor & Francis: STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles
LIM, Vivien K. G. and CHEN, Jiaqing.
Cyberloafing at the workplace: Gain or drain on work?. (2012). Behaviour and Information Technology. 31, (4), 343-353. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research/4984