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An Exploratory Research on Individual Differences of Technostress: In Convergence Age

융복합 시대에서 테크노 스트레스의 개인별 차이에 대한 연구

  • Received : 2015.01.05
  • Accepted : 2015.03.02
  • Published : 2015.03.28

Abstract

Technostress- a term coined by Craig Brod- refers to a modern disease of adaptation caused by an inability to cope with new technologies. Stress is a person's adaptive response to a stimulus that places excessive psychological or physical demands on that person. In a similar vein, technostress can affect a variety of side effect such as low work productivity and resistance against new technology. The purpose of this study is thus to investigate of differences of technostressors using demographic informations such as gender, age, computer use skill, and industrial types. To do this, we conducted independence t-test and analysis of variance. We found that demographic characteristics can affect the differences of technostressors. Conclusions and implications are discussed in the last section of this paper.

Keywords

technostress;technological stress;stress;individual difference;industrial difference;convergence age

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