Journal article

Family and work-related consequences of addiction to organizational pervasive technologies

Ofir Turel, Alexander Serenko, Nick Bontis

INFORMATION & MANAGEMENT | ELSEVIER | Published : 2011

Abstract

While organizational pervasive technologies, such as mobile computing, can contribute to increased productivity, their nature can also result in technology addiction. We applied the behavior-environment interface of social cognitive theory to explain several negative familial and organizational consequences of addiction to work-related pervasive technologies. Our empirical study of 241 organizational mobile email users revealed that their levels of addiction to mobile email increased their perceived work overload and technology-family conflict. Perceived work overload, in turn, reduced their organizational commitment. Furthermore, elevated levels of perceived work overload together with augm..

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