TH-P01-072 - An investigation of the potential antecedents and consequences of cyberloafing behaviors

Counterproductive Work Behavior
Poster Presentation
3 hours 30 minutes
O'Brien Foyer
Conflict in organizations
Counterproductive Work Behavior
An investigation of the potential antecedents and consequences of cyberloafing behaviors
E. S. Yurtkoru 1, S. Bal Taştan 1,*
1Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
Content: Cyberloafing, the personal use of mobile phone, email and the Internet at work, in class or any official setting is a widespread issue. Whilst technological advancements provide individuals’ with different opportunities to improve their productivity and efficiency, they also generate misbehavior and production deviance.
The purpose of this study is to investigate different forms of cyberloafing and to examine its antecedents and consequences in higher education. Students are potential members of the workforce and new generations are more prone to using technology in daily life, therefore this study, by understanding students’ approach to cyberloafing, will provide conceptual and practical implications to organizational decision makers.
Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior it’s proposed that students’ perceptions of descriptive and prescriptive norms, attitudes towards cyberloafing, behavioral attitudes and justification of cyberloafing and concentration on Internet use will have positive effect on cyberloafing behavior. It’s also proposed that, as consequence of cyberloafing, withdrawal behavior will increase.
A multi item questionnaire is applied to undergraduate students, studying in Marmara University Business Administration Department (n=238).
The results supported our hypotheses and Theory of Planned Behavior since the model accounted for 40% of the variance in cyberloafing. Attitudes towards cyberloafing (β=.303, p<.05), behavioral attitudes (β=.412, p<.05), descriptive & prescriptive norms-friends (β=.318, p<.05), descriptive & prescriptive norms-supervisor (β=.366, p<.05), concentration on Internet use (β=.382, p<.05), justification (β=.414, p<.05), had significant effect on cyberloafing behavior. Finally, cyberloafing had significant effect (β=.366, p<.05) on withdrawal behavior and explained 12% of the variance.

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