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Technology addictions and technostress

Brooks, S., Wang, X.ORCID: 0000-0002-1557-8265 and Schneider, C. (2020) Technology addictions and technostress. Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, 32 (2). pp. 1-19.

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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 is 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 study 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 China. The results support the association between the 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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Publisher: IGI Global
Copyright: © 2020 IGI Global
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