The Role of Mindfulness in Mitigating the Negative Consequences of Technostress

Athina Ioannou, Mark Lycett, Alaa Marshan

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Abstract

IT offers significant benefits both to individuals and organisations, such as during the Covid-19 pandemic where technology played a primary role in aiding remote working environments; however, IT use comes with consequences such as ‘technostress’ – stress arising from extended use of technology. Addressing the paucity of research related to this topic, in this study, we examine the role of mindfulness and IT mindfulness to both mitigate the impact of technostress and alleviate its negative consequences; revealing that mindfulness can reduce technostress and increase job satisfaction, while IT mindfulness can enhance user satisfaction and improve task performance. Moreover, our work sheds light on the under-researched relationship between mindfulness and IT mindfulness; showing that the latter has a stronger influence on IT related outcomes; revealing the valuable role of mindfulness and IT mindfulness in the workplace and offering important implications to theory and practice.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInformation Systems Frontiers
Early online date26 Jan 2022
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Jan 2022

Keywords

  • Mindfulness
  • Technostress
  • Performance
  • Cluster analysis
  • Organisational settings

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