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Technology addictions and technostress: An examination of Hong Kong and the U.S.

Brooks, S., Schneider, C. and Wang, X.ORCID: 0000-0002-1557-8265 (2016) Technology addictions and technostress: An examination of Hong Kong and the U.S. In: 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2016: Surfing the IT Innovation Wave, 11 - 14 August 2016, San Diego, CA



In today’s technology-centric world, people are becoming increasingly dependent on the Internet. The most common use of the Internet is through social media, which are used to communicate, share, collaborate, and connect. However, continued usage of a hedonic system can be linked with compulsion or addiction. Since problematic usage/behaviors can lead to negative outcomes, this manuscript aims to determine differential effects of Internet and social media addictions on social media-related technostress. This is examined in two different cultures: the U.S. and Hong Kong. The results support the association between Internet and social media addictions with increases in social media-related technostress. Additionally, these effects are moderated by culture. Implications for research and practice are discussed along with future directions for this stream.

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