Title: Predicting Cyber-Production deviance in the workplace

Authors: Pruthikrai Mahatanankoon

Addresses: School of Information Technology, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5150, Normal, IL 61790-5150, USA

Abstract: The excessive use of the internet for non-work-related activities is a form of white-collar deviant behaviour at work. Applying the Theory of Reasoned Action, structural equation modelling was used to predict Cyber-Production (CP) deviant behaviours in the workplace. Attitude and intention to visit non-work-related websites were found to be important predictors of such behaviours. Workplace Subjective Norms (SN) had no impact on the tendency to perform CP deviant activities but did influence intention to visit work-related websites. The findings of the study contributed to an expanded understanding of the potential predictors of CP deviance in the workplace and suggested appropriate strategies for effective internet management.

Keywords: web usage; work environment; theory of reasoned action; structured equation modelling; internet abuse; production deviance; internet management; enterprise management; deviant behaviour; cyber-production; workplace deviance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIEM.2006.011043

International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, 2006 Vol.4 No.4, pp.314 - 330

Published online: 05 Oct 2006 *

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