The Impact of Smartphones on Work-Life Balance

dc.contributor.advisor McCarthy, Patrick en_US Harris, Tricia R. en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Hein, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US 2014-08-28T18:32:20Z 2014-08-28T18:32:20Z 2014-06-19 en_US
dc.description.abstract Smartphones have become increasingly popular for personal and work use. Due to the technological capabilities of smartphones, they can do much of what a computer can. With this increased ability people have the ability to do work on a smartphone, anywhere and at anytime. This study examined whether using smartphones for work impacted employees' work-life balance, job satisfaction, life satisfaction and stress. In addition, the consequences of an organization requiring employees to work on their smartphones on a regular basis were examined. Participants for the online survey were recruited through Amazon Mechanical Turk. Results showed a significant negative relationship between smartphone intrusion and work-life balance. In addition there were significant relationships between smartphone intrusion and stress levels. This means that the more people felt that using their smartphone was intrusive on their personal life the more stressed they were. Lastly work life balance was significantly related to stress, life satisfaction, and job satisfaction. Implications of this study's results for the employee and employer are discussed. en_US M.A. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Smartphones en_US
dc.subject Technology en_US
dc.subject Work-Family Balance en_US
dc.subject Work-Life Balance en_US
dc.subject.umi Psychology en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title The Impact of Smartphones on Work-Life Balance en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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