IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 12, December 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Madiha Arshad, Muhammad Aftab, Hifza Bukhari
Internet technology has enabled the employees to work more efficiently and to prove themselves to be more productive. In this study, job characteristics are combined with role stressors in single modal. The purpose of this study was to explore whether all five core values of job characteristics and three types of role stressors serve as the predictors of cyberloafing behavior of employees at workplace or not. It is hypothesized separately that job characteristics and role stressors has impact on cyberloafing. Data was collected from PTCL employees who have access to internet at workplace. It is found that out of five core values of job characteristics (skill variety, task identity, task significance, job autonomy, and feedback) only skill variety and job autonomy have impact. Furthermore, out of three types of role stressors (role ambiguity, role overload, and role conflict), role ambiguity and role conflict were found to have impact on cyberloafing. Implication for employers and employees both are discussed as well.