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Mobile Technology: The Effects of Technology on Work-Life Balance

Noctor, Ciara (2015) Mobile Technology: The Effects of Technology on Work-Life Balance. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The purpose of this study is to determine how advances in mobile technology have affected employees’ work-life balance. This study focuses on the increase of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets being used for work purposes during work hours and for work-related matters during an employees’ personal time. Advances in technology have greatly impacted occupational stress in many organisations. This study investigates how employees deal with occupational stress and what policies and procedures employers put in place to help minimise the adverse effects of occupational stress on both the employee and employer. This study was conducted through structured interviews with seven employees in Aer Lingus, Irelands biggest Airline. The participants comprised of two women and five men within the Ground Operations department. Qualitative research was chosen as the research method for this study as it allows more flexibility in the way the research is conducted. The data was collected in the form of structured interviews with the participant sample. This allowed the interviewer to ask relevant questions and probe for a deeper opinion from participants. McCracken’s (1988) “long interview” technique was used to conduct the interviews. The data collected was analysed and interpretative analysis was used to determine the study’s findings. The data is used to demonstrate how advances in technology has influenced employees’ work-life balance and stress levels both positively and negatively.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2015 11:57
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015 11:57

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