Factors Influencing the Cyberslacking Behavior and Internet Abusive Intention in Academic Settings: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach

1Shampa Rani Das, Mohammad Hassan Seif, Imran Mahmud and Ali Vafaei-Zadeh

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Abstract:

In this study, a new research model is proposed to evaluate the abusive intention of cyberslacking behavior among the employees of a company. Cyberslacking can be considered as the non-productive behavior where the employees get engaged in personal activities in internet during office hours leaving their assigned activities behind. This behavior creates psychological effect on the employees and productivity gets diminished as a result. The aims of this study were firstly to find out the factors that influence cyberslacking behavior and secondly to examine whether there exists any relationship between cyberslacking behavior and internet abusive intention. In our model, low self-esteem, private demand and rules and regulations have direct impact on cyberslacking behavior and 4 hypotheses were developed accordingly. Data was collected from 106 academics from two different universities through survey questionnaire. SPSS v.21 was used to calculate the frequency of demographic questionnaire and Smart PLS v.3.0 was employed to test the hypotheses. According to the result, both the self-esteem and private demand had significant effect but rules and regulations did not have significant effect on cyberslacking behavior. Most importantly, our newly proposed model established the relationship between cyber-slacking and abuse intention and the hypothesis resulted significant.

Keywords:

Cyberslacking, Structural Equation, Internet Abusive.

Paper Details
Month5
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 5
Pages7311-7318

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