Explaining cyberloafing

The role of the theory of planned behavior

Kevin Askew, John E. Buckner, Meng U. Taing, Alex Ilie, Jeremy A. Bauer, Michael D. Coovert

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Abstract

The Internet enables employees to be more productive than ever before, but it also allows employees a new way to escape from work - cyberloafing. In our investigation, we test the validity of the Theory of Planned Behavior as a model of cyberloafing. In Study 1, the goal is to provide an initial test of the theory. In Study 2, we cross-validate the results from Study 1 in a sample that approaches representing the general working population. Results unanimously support the main TPB model, the model accounting for 32% and 37% of the variance in cyberloafing in Studies 1 and 2, respectively. The discussion addresses both the theoretical impact and practical implications of our work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510-519
Number of pages10
JournalComputers in Human Behavior
Volume36
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

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Keywords

  • Cyberdeviancy
  • Cyberloafing
  • Cyberslacking
  • Personal web usage
  • Theory of planned behavior

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Askew, K., Buckner, J. E., Taing, M. U., Ilie, A., Bauer, J. A., & Coovert, M. D. (2014). Explaining cyberloafing: The role of the theory of planned behavior. Computers in Human Behavior, 36, 510-519. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2014.04.006
Askew, Kevin ; Buckner, John E. ; Taing, Meng U. ; Ilie, Alex ; Bauer, Jeremy A. ; Coovert, Michael D. / Explaining cyberloafing : The role of the theory of planned behavior. In: Computers in Human Behavior. 2014 ; Vol. 36. pp. 510-519.
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