Linking ICT Availability Demands to Burnout and Work-Family Conflict: The Roles of Workplace Telepressure and Dispositional Self-Regulation

Kuo-Yang Kao*, Nai-Wen Chi, Candice L. Thomas, Hui-Ting Lee, Yi-Feng Wang

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Abstract

The advancement of technology has led to an increasingly permeable boundary between work and off-work time. As such, employees may face pressure to immediately respond to work-related information and communication technology (ICT) messages during off-work time. This study examines the mediating role of workplace telepressure on the relationships between ICT availability demands with burnout and work-family conflict, as well as the moderating effects of self-regulation on these relationships. Data were collected from 185 full-time employees at two time points. Results indicated full support for the moderated mediation model, demonstrating that workplace telepressure mediated the relationships between ICT availability demands and burnout and work-family conflict. Moreover, dispositional self-regulation strengthened the direct effect of ICT availability demands on workplace telepressure and the indirect effects of ICT availability demands on burnout and work-family conflict. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages21
JournalSwiss Journal of Psychology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Apr 2020

Keywords

  • ICT demands
  • telepressure
  • dispositional self-regulation
  • burnout
  • work-family conflict
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL DETACHMENT
  • JOB-PERFORMANCE
  • MODERATING ROLE
  • RECOVERY
  • RESOURCES
  • DEPLETION
  • LIFE
  • CONSERVATION
  • ANTECEDENTS
  • INFORMATION

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