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The relationship of cyberloafing behavior with big five personality traits

Abidin, Rahimi and Abdullah, Che Sobry and Hasnan, Norlena and Bajuri, A.L. (2014) The relationship of cyberloafing behavior with big five personality traits. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8 (12). pp. 61-66. ISSN 1991-8178

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The internet has significantly help organization and companies operate efficiently.However, the convenience of computers and the internet opens up opportunities for employees to „loaf‟ on the job.Cyberloafing, or using Internet for non- work related purposes during working hours, could cause detrimental effects to organizations.It is believed that this behaviour is influenced by the individual personalities.This paper focuses on the relationships between five different personality traits and cyberloafing behaviour.A survey on civil servants was conducted in order to gain the information for the investigation.The raw data from the survey were then analysed using Pearson correlation analysis.It is found that two of the five main personality traits have significant negative relationship with cyberloafing behaviour.The two personality traits are conscientiousness and agreeableness.These suggested that a person with higher level of conscientiousness and agreeableness has lower tendency to involve in cyberloafing activities.Hence, it can be concluded that certain personality traits have influence on the cyberloafing behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Volume: 8(12)Special 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personality traits, Cyberloafing, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Performance.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Pof. Ir. Dr. Che Sobry Abdullah
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2014 02:02
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 03:41
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12135

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