Smartphone use and work related wellbeing

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/558404
Title:
Smartphone use and work related wellbeing
Authors:
See, Angela; Lasikiewicz, Nicola
Other Titles:
Proceedings of the International Conference on Managing the Asian Century
Abstract:
While the smartphone allows employees to connect with work “anytime and anywhere”, the demands to carry out work related tasks outside work hours may translate into extra demands on employees and incur negative outcomes such as work related fatigue. Alternatively, smartphone use may help to distract the employee from work issues or recover from the demands of work, though activities such as music and games. With Singapore having the highest smartphone penetration rate per capita (90% of the population) in the world, this study aimed to explore associations between both work related and personal smartphone use in non-work time and work related rumination, fatigue, and job stress in full-time employed Singaporean adults. Sixty-seven male and female working adults (mean age 36.5years, SD=9.35) from a diverse range of occupations completed online measures of work related and personal smartphone use during non-work hours and work related rumination, detachment, fatigue and recovery. The results indicated that smartphone use significantly decreased with increasing age. Further, work related smartphone use was significantly, positively correlated with personal use, problem-solving pondering but also work demand. Personal smartphone use also significantly, positively correlated with problem-solving pondering. Psychological detachment was the best predictor of personal smartphone use. The findings suggest that work related smartphone use in non-work time may facilitate work performance through problem solving, whilst personal use may promote psychological detachment from work. However, the link between work related smartphone use and job demand may signal risk. More research is required in a smartphone dense population such as Singapore to clarify these relationships.
Citation:
Paper presented in Proceedings of the international conference on managing the Asian century 2013, pp 319-326.
Publisher:
Springer
Publication Date:
22-Jun-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/558404
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
ISBN:
9789814560603
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSee, Angelaen
dc.contributor.authorLasikiewicz, Nicolaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-22T10:41:16Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-22T10:41:16Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06-22en
dc.identifier.citationPaper presented in Proceedings of the international conference on managing the Asian century 2013, pp 319-326.en
dc.identifier.isbn9789814560603en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/558404en
dc.description.abstractWhile the smartphone allows employees to connect with work “anytime and anywhere”, the demands to carry out work related tasks outside work hours may translate into extra demands on employees and incur negative outcomes such as work related fatigue. Alternatively, smartphone use may help to distract the employee from work issues or recover from the demands of work, though activities such as music and games. With Singapore having the highest smartphone penetration rate per capita (90% of the population) in the world, this study aimed to explore associations between both work related and personal smartphone use in non-work time and work related rumination, fatigue, and job stress in full-time employed Singaporean adults. Sixty-seven male and female working adults (mean age 36.5years, SD=9.35) from a diverse range of occupations completed online measures of work related and personal smartphone use during non-work hours and work related rumination, detachment, fatigue and recovery. The results indicated that smartphone use significantly decreased with increasing age. Further, work related smartphone use was significantly, positively correlated with personal use, problem-solving pondering but also work demand. Personal smartphone use also significantly, positively correlated with problem-solving pondering. Psychological detachment was the best predictor of personal smartphone use. The findings suggest that work related smartphone use in non-work time may facilitate work performance through problem solving, whilst personal use may promote psychological detachment from work. However, the link between work related smartphone use and job demand may signal risk. More research is required in a smartphone dense population such as Singapore to clarify these relationships.en
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.subjectsmartphoneen
dc.subjectstressen
dc.subjectruminationen
dc.subjectwell beingen
dc.titleSmartphone use and work related wellbeingen
dc.title.alternativeProceedings of the International Conference on Managing the Asian Centuryen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
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