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To restrict or not to restrict personal internet usage on the job

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dc.contributor.author Messarra, Leila Canaan
dc.contributor.author Karkoulian, Silva
dc.contributor.author McCarthy, Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-28T10:50:01Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-28T10:50:01Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10-28
dc.identifier.issn 1753-7983 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2364
dc.description.abstract Purpose – The subject of cyber‐slacking has prompted many organizations to respond by enforcing or implementing policies that restrict internet access. The purpose of this paper is to empirically examine the impact of four internet monitoring policies on cyber‐slacking and work satisfaction. Design/methodology/approach – Employees working in medium‐size organizations in Lebanon were surveyed. Chi‐square tests, correlation, ANOVA, and regression analysis were used to test the hypothesis. Findings – Results indicated that having a free internet access had a positive relation with cyber‐slacking, leading to an increase in work satisfaction. The survey also indicated relationship with demographic factors. Research limitations/implications – Although the research provides useful insight on cyber‐slacking and monitoring policies, it is nevertheless restricted to Lebanese companies. Originality/value – This paper adds to the literature on cyber‐slacking by empirically testing the effect of different monitoring policies. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title To restrict or not to restrict personal internet usage on the job en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198629030 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198203940
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Department of Management Studies (MNGT) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues en_US
dc.journal.volume 4 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 253-266 en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Internet en_US
dc.keywords Job satisfaction en_US
dc.keywords Cyber‐loafing en_US
dc.keywords Cyber‐slacking en_US
dc.keywords Employees behaviour en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17537981111190042 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Canaan Messarra, L., Karkoulian, S., & McCarthy, R. (2011). To restrict or not to restrict personal internet usage on the job. Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, 4(4), 253-266. en_US
dc.author.email lmasara@lau.edu.lb
dc.author.email skarkoul@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/17537981111190042
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6513-3483


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