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The dark side of technology: cyberloafing, a Turkish study of nursing behaviour.
Int Nurs Rev. 2021 Dec; 68(4):453-460.IN

Abstract

AIM

This study aimed to explore the frequency of both serious and minor cyberloafing behaviours of nurses and the factors which affect these behaviours.

BACKGROUND

Cyberloafing is using the internet or an internet connected device at work for personal use. Cyberloafing is a behaviour that negatively affects the personal performance of healthcare staff.

METHODS

A total of 375 nurses in three large hospitals in Eastern Turkey participated in this descriptive research. A personal information form and the Cyberloafing Scale were used to collect the data.

RESULTS

The data analyses showed moderate levels of minor cyberloafing scores and low levels of serious cyberloafing scores. The more serious level of cyberloafing behaviour was found among nurses who had social networking accounts and spent more than four hours on the internet each day. Minor cyberloafing behaviours occurred more frequently than the serious level.

CONCLUSIONS

The frequency of cyberloafing behaviours is influenced by time spent on the internet, having social networking accounts, age, marital status, education and professional experience.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING AND HEALTH POLICY

The findings support the development of policies that are designed to have nurses focus on patient care during work hours; use their working hours more effectively; and prevent cyberloafing.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Erzurum, Turkey.Faculty of Nursing, Department of Nursing Management, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

34047365

Citation

Sarıoğlu Kemer, A, and S Dedeşin Özcan. "The Dark Side of Technology: Cyberloafing, a Turkish Study of Nursing Behaviour." International Nursing Review, vol. 68, no. 4, 2021, pp. 453-460.
Sarıoğlu Kemer A, Dedeşin Özcan S. The dark side of technology: cyberloafing, a Turkish study of nursing behaviour. Int Nurs Rev. 2021;68(4):453-460.
Sarıoğlu Kemer, A., & Dedeşin Özcan, S. (2021). The dark side of technology: cyberloafing, a Turkish study of nursing behaviour. International Nursing Review, 68(4), 453-460. https://doi.org/10.1111/inr.12686
Sarıoğlu Kemer A, Dedeşin Özcan S. The Dark Side of Technology: Cyberloafing, a Turkish Study of Nursing Behaviour. Int Nurs Rev. 2021;68(4):453-460. PubMed PMID: 34047365.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The dark side of technology: cyberloafing, a Turkish study of nursing behaviour. AU - Sarıoğlu Kemer,A, AU - Dedeşin Özcan,S, Y1 - 2021/05/28/ PY - 2021/04/06/revised PY - 2020/09/04/received PY - 2021/04/14/accepted PY - 2021/5/29/pubmed PY - 2021/11/30/medline PY - 2021/5/28/entrez KW - Behaviours KW - Cyberloafing KW - Internet KW - Nurse KW - Nursing KW - Turkey SP - 453 EP - 460 JF - International nursing review JO - Int Nurs Rev VL - 68 IS - 4 N2 - AIM: This study aimed to explore the frequency of both serious and minor cyberloafing behaviours of nurses and the factors which affect these behaviours. BACKGROUND: Cyberloafing is using the internet or an internet connected device at work for personal use. Cyberloafing is a behaviour that negatively affects the personal performance of healthcare staff. METHODS: A total of 375 nurses in three large hospitals in Eastern Turkey participated in this descriptive research. A personal information form and the Cyberloafing Scale were used to collect the data. RESULTS: The data analyses showed moderate levels of minor cyberloafing scores and low levels of serious cyberloafing scores. The more serious level of cyberloafing behaviour was found among nurses who had social networking accounts and spent more than four hours on the internet each day. Minor cyberloafing behaviours occurred more frequently than the serious level. CONCLUSIONS: The frequency of cyberloafing behaviours is influenced by time spent on the internet, having social networking accounts, age, marital status, education and professional experience. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING AND HEALTH POLICY: The findings support the development of policies that are designed to have nurses focus on patient care during work hours; use their working hours more effectively; and prevent cyberloafing. SN - 1466-7657 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/34047365/The_dark_side_of_technology:_cyberloafing_a_Turkish_study_of_nursing_behaviour_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/inr.12686 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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