Engagement with information and communication technology and psychological well-being

M. P. O'Driscoll, P. Brough, C. Timms, S. Sawang

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The impact of technology on the health and well-being of workers has been a topic of interest since computers and computerized technology were widely introduced in the 1980s. Of recent concern is the impact of rapid technological advances on individuals' psychological well-being, especially due to advancements in mobile technology which have increased many workers' accessibility and expected productivity. In this chapter we focus on the associations between occupational stress and technology, especially behavioral and psychological reactions. We discuss some key facilitators and barriers associated with users' acceptance of and engagement with information and communication technology. We conclude with recommendations for ongoing research on managing occupational health and well-being in conjunction with technological advancements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Developments in Theoretical and Conceptual Approaches to Job Stress
EditorsP.L. Perrewe, D.C. Ganster
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Number of pages48
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameResearch in Occupational Stress and Well-being
PublisherEmerald Publishing


  • ICT
  • Techonology acceptance model
  • Wellbeing
  • Technology engagement


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