Lost sleep and cyberloafing: Evidence from the laboratory and a daylight saving time quasi-experiment.
The Internet is a powerful tool that has changed the way people work. However, the ubiquity of the Internet has led to a new workplace threat to productivity-cyberloafing. Building on the ego depletion model of self-regulation, we examine how lost and low-quality sleep influence employee cyberloafing behaviors and how individual differences in conscientiousness moderate these effects. We also demonstrate that the shift to Daylight Saving Time (DST) results in a dramatic increase in cyberloafing behavior at the national level. We first tested the DST-cyberloafing relation through a national quasi-experiment, then directly tested the relation between sleep and cyberloafing in a closely controlled laboratory setting. We discuss the implications of our findings for theory, practice, and future research.
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources Area, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore. email@example.com
SourceThe Journal of applied psychology 97:5 2012 Sep pg 1068-76
Social Control, Informal
Pub Type(s)Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't