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Mobile Communication Technologies and the Work-Life Balance of Construction Managers

V FRANCIS, H DAVIS, P VAZ-SERRA

Proceedings of the Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors held on 20-22 September 2016 in Toronto, Canada | Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors | Published : 2016

Abstract

The work-life balance of construction managers is precarious due to long work hours and high levels of work-family conflict (WFC). The impact of mobile communication technologies (MCT), such as the mobile phones and tablets, on WFC has not been researched in construction. Research suggests that their use contributes to the blurring of work and non-work boundaries, making it easier for work to intrude on home activities. This research examined the effect of MCT usage on the WFC of Australian construction site managers. An online survey of site management staff with a national construction company ascertained WFC and MCT usage and investigated psychological attachment to work, segmentation pre..

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