An Investigation into Cyberloafing and Its Associations with Work and Non-Work Factors

  •  Aaron Cohen    
  •  Emrah Özsoy    


Cyberloafing, engaging in non-work-related online activities during work hours, has attracted increasing attention due to its potential to disrupt productivity and organizational functioning. Drawing upon contemporary research, we delve into the underlying mechanisms of cyberloafing. This study examines how cyberloafing behavior is related to work-related factors, including the position in the organization, boredom at work, pay satisfaction, and the non-work factors, such as loneliness and social network addiction. Furthermore, we investigate the role of two demographic variables: marital status and gender. We collected data from 174 white-collar employees working in various private-sector institutions in Sakarya (Türkiye). The findings showed that only two work-related variables, boredom at work and salary satisfaction, are significantly associated with cyberloafing. Gender and marital status were weakly related to cyberloafing. The paper also discusses possible solutions and practical implications for organizations seeking to mitigate the adverse effects of cyberloafing. The paper concluded with suggestions for future research and acknowledged the limitations of this study.

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