Teachers’ personal web use at work

Page, Damien (2014) Teachers’ personal web use at work. Behaviour & Information Technology, 34 (5). pp. 443-453. ISSN 0144-929X

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This article presents findings from an online survey of teachers concerning personal web use (PWU) at work. Often considered as ‘cyberslacking’ or ‘Internet abuse’, PWU is a growing phenomenon within increasingly Internet-dependent workplaces. The findings of this study highlight a wide range of types of personal web usage amongst teachers ranging from sending personal emails to social networking and personal banking as well as a range of reasons for PWU from a means of addressing permeable work-life boundaries and coping with work intensification to providing a virtual space for routine resistance. The data also suggest that, rather than being detrimental to the organisation, PWU could potentially be a means of increasing worker productivity and developing the digital literacy of teachers. It concludes by considering the implications of the findings for senior managers within organisations.

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Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2023 09:39
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2023 09:39
URI: https://bnu.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/18737

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