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Telework: Experiences of technostress in telework environments.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The adoption and use of information and communication technology (ICT) solutions in companies are on the rise and with this rise comes several health effects. One kind of these health effects, called technostress affects employees and self-employees while using ICT for telework. The aim of this study has been to create a deeper understanding of the factors that are stressing employees and self-employees that has the opportunity to work flexible work hours using ICT. A qualitative research method including interviews has been used to gather data for this thesis. My findings suggests that awareness of the stress factors in different areas makes it easier to avoid getting affected by them. These stress areas are (1) reachability, (2) ICT and flexible work hours, (3) Work, information and technology overload and (4) Separation between work and leisure. I expect that this study will contribute to broadening the awareness of these stress factors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Series
Informatik Student Paper Master (INFSPM), 2016.33
Keyword [en]
Technostress, Telework
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-126931OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-126931DiVA: diva2:1039303
Educational program
Master's Programme in IT Management
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Available from: 2016-10-24 Created: 2016-10-23 Last updated: 2016-10-24Bibliographically approved

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