Impact of Personal Internet Usage on Employee's Well-Being

Impact of Personal Internet Usage on Employee's Well-Being

Pruthikra Mahatanankoon (Illinois State University, USA) and Magid Igbaria (Claremont Graduate University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-148-3.ch013


The Internet has become one of most technological necessity tools in today’s workplace. With the broad scope of its usefulness and its ease of use, employees find the technology most beneficial to their daily work activities as well as their personal activities. Using the established behavioral theory with data collected from Internet users in the workplace, the chapter investigates the impact of personal Internet usage on employees’ job satisfaction and performance. This chapter also recommends several strategies that management can implement to increase employees’ well-being — such as Workplace Internet Usage Decision Grid, and Adaptive Internet Monitoring and Filtering Policy — while enhancing their work performance through personal Internet usage in the workplace.

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