Systematically reviewing remote e-workers’ well-being at work: a multidimensional approach

Maria Charalampous, Christine Grant, Carlo Tramontano, Evie Michailidis

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The practice of remote e-working, which involves work conducted at anyplace, anytime, using technology, is on the increase. The aim of this systematic literature review is to gain a deeper understanding of
the association between remote e-working, within knowledge workers, and the five dimensions of well-being at work: affective, cognitive, social, professional, and psychosomatic. Sixty-three studies employing
quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method designs have been included in the review. Findings indicate that we know more about remote e-workers’ affective state and their social and professional life than we know about their cognitive functioning and psychosomatic conditions. Whilst the research indicates a positive focus there are some negative aspects of this way of working which are highlighted within this review; such as social and professional isolation, and perceived threats in professional advancement. This review may be of great importance for academics, to continue the theoretical advancement of research into remote e-working, and practitioners, to implement and manage remote e-working attitudes and policies more effectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-73
Number of pages23
JournalEuropean Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
Volume28
Issue number1
Early online date1 Nov 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology on 01/11/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1359432X.2018.1541886

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Keywords

  • e-work
  • Remote work
  • systematic review
  • telework
  • well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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Systematically reviewing remote e-workers’ well-being at work: a multidimensional approach. / Charalampous, Maria; Grant, Christine; Tramontano, Carlo; Michailidis, Evie.

In: European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2019, p. 51-73.

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