Are Mobile Devices Threatening Your Work-Life Balance?

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Wiley Steven Brown (Creator)
Prashant Palvia, Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor and Director of the McDowell Research Center for Global IT Management (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Employees are constantly engaging in new technologies that allow them to connect to the work place from different locations and at different time periods. The increased ubiquity of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and in particular the use of mobile devices has coincidentally increased the number of hours employees are spending on work related tasks. This study seeks to further previous qualitative research on the influence of mobile device use on individuals. The main objective is to understand how mobile devices influence the work-life balance of business professionals by exploring the relationships between mobile device usage, productivity, employer expectations, flexibility of work structure, and work-life balance. After examining previous literature, a model is developed to formulate hypothesized relationships. An instrument was developed and a survey was conducted. Interesting results emerge contributing to academic knowledge while also helping to gain a better understanding of a current challenge facing many organisations.

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International Journal of Mobile Communications
Language: English
Date: 2015
mobile device, work-life balance, productivity, flexibility, work structure, employer expectations

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