Digital intrusions or distraction at work and work-Life conflict
MetadataShow full item record
Internet usage for non-work activities during work hours is an increasingly common concern among management scholars and practitioners as well as for employees, particularly in relation to its impact on work-life conflict and individual well-being. Drawing on memory for goals theory, this study investigates the distinction between digital intrusions and digital interruptions during work and their concomitant impact on work-life conflict. Using a set-theoretic approach to analyse data gathered from information technology (IT) professionals in Germany and Australia, we explain how a 2 * 2 matrix comprising non-work online messaging, or personal digital communication, during work and intrusion contributes to work-life conflict. A key finding is that employees reported work-life conflict only if they perceived private messaging as a source of intrusion rather than as a distraction. From a practical perspective, this finding suggests that employers may provide employees with micro-breaks to attend to perceived intrusions and thus reduce sources of work-life conflict. Contributions and suggestions for future studies are discussed.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Griffin, Mark (2019)The nature of work is rapidly evolving as technological, demographic, and economic changes influence all aspects of our society. The changing nature of work requires a more wholistic understanding of work-life systems. ...
The relationships between job embeddedness, work-family conflict, and the impact of gender on turnover intention : evidence from the Indonesian banking industryKismono, Gugup (2011)This research examined the relationships between job embeddedness, work-family conflict and turnover intention. It also examined the impact of gender on the relationships between these variables. While previous studies ...
Antecedents of Perceived Coach Interpersonal Behaviors: The Coaching Environment and Coach Psychological Well- and Ill-BeingStebbings, J.; Taylor, I.; Spray, C.; Ntoumanis, Nikos (2012)Embedded in the self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2000) framework, we obtained self-report data from 418 paid and voluntary coaches from a variety of sports and competitive levels with the aim of exploring potential ...