Communication Technology: Pros and Cons of Constant Connection to Work
Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 80, p. 500, 2012
10 Pages Posted: 12 May 2012
Date Written: August 18, 2011
We examined the relationship between employees' attitudes related to communication technology (CT) flexibility, communication technology (CT) use, work-to-life conflict and work satisfaction. Based on data obtained from 193 employees, CT flexibility predicted more CT use. Further, CT use was associated not only with increased work satisfaction, but also with higher levels of work-to-life conflict. Finally, work-to-life conflict negatively predicted work satisfaction. Our findings point toward various trade-offs associated with CT use.
Keywords: Communication technology, Work–life conflict
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