Tecnostress/Technostress: Review delle recenti ricerche internazionali.

Ho fatto un giro sulla rete alla ricerca di qualche studio recente relativo al tecnostress.

Non ho trovato molte cose ‘fresche’ – giacché questo sito ha già pubblicato periodicamente tutte le principali ricerche e studi relativi all’argomento – ma integro con alcune ricerce su aspetti estremamente differenti del tecnostress che potete leggere di seguito con l’abstract in lingua originale.

Facendo questa ricognizione sono emersi due dati: il primo è che alcune ricerche e articoli scientifici sul tecnostress sono rilasciati solo a pagamento (il link rimanda direttamente alla pagina di presentazione e vendita dell’articolo); il secondo è che la ricerca sul tecnostress è oramai svolta a livello mondiale.


A Conceptual Model of Technology Features and Technostress in Telemedicine Communication
Ziyu Yan, (City University of Hong Kong), Xitong Guo, (Harbin Institute of Technology), Matthew K.O. Lee, (City University of Hong Kong), Douglas Vogel, (City University of Hong Kong)
This paper aims to provide systemic understanding with regard to the adoption of computer mediated communication (CMC) technology and its impact on technostress levels. Based on the theoretical lens rooted in the psychology literature and emerging problems observed through engagement with organizations in our field research, we propose a conceptual model that articulates technology characteristics in telemedicine communication. The model defines both the antecedents and outcomes of technostress, emphasizing investigation of the underlying mechanisms of the overall process in regard to fit between users and adopted technologies. The proposed model identifies the antecedents of technostressors in regard to the use of telemedicine technologies, and provides the means to examine the process systematically. It could be useful for administrators to constitute organizational strategy to alleviate stress levels, thus improving work performance and quality of working life. Articolo a pagamento.

The Dimensions of Technostress among Academic Librarians
Ungku Norulkamar Ungku Ahmad – Salmiah Mohamad Amin
Faculty of Management and Human Resource Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor BahruCampus, Malaysia
This paper examines the level of technostress among academic librarians in the Malaysian public universities. The highly automated workplace environment causes technostress to become a common phenomenon among academic librarians. Based on related technostress theories, five dimensions of technostress were determined. A total of 162 academic librarians from nine public universities of West Malaysia were chosen as respondents for this study. A cross-sectional survey was carried out and data were collected using online self-administered survey. The results of the descriptive analysis indicate that, in general, the academic librarians experienced moderate level of technostress in their workplace. With regards to the technostress dimensions, the respondents were found to experience high level of techno-uncertainty and moderate level of techno-overload and techno-complexity. The findings, however, show that the respondents were only experiencing minimum level of techno-invasion and techno-insecurity. Ottima bibliografia specifica in chiaro. Articolo a pagamento.

Technostress in the office: a distributed cognition perspective on human–technology interaction
Charlott Sellberg – Tarja Susi
Technology is a mobile and integral part of many work places, and computers and other information and communication technology have made many users’ work life easier, but technology can also contribute to problems in the cognitive work environment and, over time, create technostress. Much previous research on technostress has focused on the use of digital technology and its effects, measured by questionnaires, but in order to further examine how technostress arises in the modern workplace, a wider perspective on interactions between people and technology is needed. This paper applies a distributed cognition perspective to human–technology interaction, investigated through an observational field study. Distributed cognition focuses on the organisation of cognitive systems, and technostress in this perspective becomes an emergent phenomenon within a complex and dynamic socio-technical system. A well-established questionnaire was also used (for a limited sample), to gain a frame of reference for the results from the qualitative part of the study. The implications are that common questionnaire-based approaches very well can and should be complemented with a broader perspective to study causes of technostress. Based on the present study, a redefinition of technostress is also proposed.
Ottima bibliografia specifica in chiaro nel tab ‘References’. Articolo a pagamento.

The consequences of technostress for end users in organizations: conceptual development and empirical validation
Ragu-nathan, T. S. and Tarafdar, M. and Ragu-nathan, B. S. and Tu
Lancaster University Management School
The research reported in this paper studies the phenomenon of technostress, that is, stress experienced by end users of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), and examines its influence on their job satisfaction, commitment to the organization, and intention to stay. Drawing from the Transaction-Based Model of stress and prior research on the effects of ICTs on end users, we first conceptually build a nomological net for technostress to understand the influence of technostress on three variables relating to end users of ICTs: job satisfaction, and organizational and continuance commitment. Because there are no prior instruments to measure constructs related to technostress, we develop and empirically validate two second order constructs: technostress creators (i.e., factors that create stress from the use of ICTs) and technostress inhibitors (i.e., organizational mechanisms that reduce stress from the use of ICTs). We test our conceptual model using data from the responses of 608 end users of ICTs from multiple organizations to a survey questionnaire. Our results, based on structural equation modeling (SEM), show that technostress creators decrease job satisfaction, leading to decreased organizational and continuance commitment, while Technostress inhibitors increase job satisfaction and organizational and continuance commitment. We also find that age, gender, education, and computer confidence influence technostress. The implications of these results and future research directions are discussed. Login con password obbligatorio.

Coping with the Dynamic Process of Technostress, Appraisal and Adaptation
Connolly, Amy J. (University of South Florida), Bhattacherjee, Anol
Despite its importance, the process of technostress remains significantly unstudied in MIS research. Here we reviewthe relevant literature on technostress and synthesize the coping model of user adaptation (Beaudry andPinsonneault, 2005) with transaction based models of technostress to align these theories with referent models ofstress, appraisal and adaptation. We posit that technostress should be studied as a dynamic, unfolding process, not asan assumed, static black box. We present a dynamic process model of technostress as it was intended by Caro andSethi (1985), which reconciles technostress with more than 60 years of stress research.
Articolo a pagamento.

Investigating Technostress in situ: Understanding the Day and the Life of a Knowledge Worker Using Heart Rate Variability
Stefan Schellhammer, Russell Haines, Stefan Klein
International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
The proliferation of information and communication technology (ICT) throughout workplace and home life is thought to increase feelings of being overloaded, drained, and/or burned out. This phenomenon is termed “technostress.” In this relatively new line of research, scholars have employed predominantly questionnaire surveys and experiments to investigate the phenomenon. This paper argues for an interpretive, theory building approach for studying techno stress, motivated by two shortcomings of these data collection techniques: questionnaire surveys rely on potentially imperfect participant recall, while experiments cannot find root causes of techno stress during the course of a normal work day. Linking periods of bodily-experienced stress measured by heart rate variability with qualitative data enables an interpretive, theory building approach that allows for a richer understanding of whether and how ICT contributes to stress.
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Work Values, Achievement Motivation and Technostress as Determinants of Job Burnout among Library Personnel in Automated Federal University Libraries in Nigeria
Olalude Oluwole Francis
Emmanuel Alayande Collage Education Oyo
This descriptive study examined work values, achievement motivation and technostress as determinants of job burnout among the library personnel in federal universities in Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design and 646 library personnel from 18 automated federal university libraries participated in the study. The sampling technique used was single stage random sampling technique. Five instruments were used for this study namely: work values, achievement motivation, job burnout and technostress scales synchronized into a questionnaire titled (WVAMJOBTS) and structured interview checklist. Each of the research instruments was validated with a reliability coefficient of 0.90, 0.82, 0.82, 0.95 and 0.62 for work values, achievement motivation, job burnout, technostress and structured interview checklist respectively using Cronbach-alpha method. Data collected were analysed using percentages, mean, standard deviation, product moment correlation and multiple regression analysis. Research questions were answered and research hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance. The results of these analyses revealed that the respondents had moderate level of work values and achievement motivation and high level of technostress and job burnout, work values and achievement motivation of the respondents were inversely related to job burnout, whereas technostress was positively related to job burnout. Technostress was found to have the highest relative contribution among the independent variables to the problem of job burnout. Based on the findings, recommendation were made to solve the problem of job burnout among the library personnel in federal universities in Nigeria.
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Psychological Character of Computer-related TECHNOSTRESS
Etienne Erasmus
Manpower Development Department Chemicals Business, Sasol Polymers Sasolburg – South Africa
The strain experienced by computer-users due to the rapid developing computer environment, known as technostress, is often ignored seeing that it is not seen as a real type of psychological stress such as post-traumatic stress etc.
This paper is concerned with showing that there is theoretical congruence between computer-related technostress and psychological stress. This is accomplished by examining the onset and nature of psychological stress and comparing it with the characteristics of computer related technostressat the hand of a well-recognised psychological stress model. The resulting finding made is that strong theoretical congruence exists.
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