The Impact of Cyber Addiction on Information Overload and Workplace Performance

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Cyber addiction refers to the excessive use of internet and cyber application leading to adverse outcomes such as stress, distractions, reduced motivation levels, and challenges in task orientation. Uncontrolled consumption of the internet leads to information overload that impact productivity and workplace performance (Griffiths, 2010). In such cases, the ubiquitous availability of information can lead to IT-related stress where users derive a reduced sense of satisfaction (Diomidous et al. 2016). People who frequently access the internet can experience various issues, which encompass anxiety, depression, and self-image challenges. Physically, affected individuals experience disrupted sleep patterns, irritability and high levels of fatigue. … continued below

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Alboulayan, Moneerah & Hawamdeh, Suliman M. December 2020.

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  • Alboulayan, Moneerah Department of Information Studies, University of North Texas. Email: MoneerahAlboulayan@my.unt.edu
  • Hawamdeh, Suliman M. Department of Information Studies, University of North Texas.

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Cyber addiction refers to the excessive use of internet and cyber application leading to adverse outcomes such as stress, distractions, reduced motivation levels, and challenges in task orientation. Uncontrolled consumption of the internet leads to information overload that impact productivity and workplace performance (Griffiths, 2010). In such cases, the ubiquitous availability of information can lead to IT-related stress where users derive a reduced sense of satisfaction (Diomidous et al. 2016). People who frequently access the internet can experience various issues, which encompass anxiety, depression, and self-image challenges. Physically, affected individuals experience disrupted sleep patterns, irritability and high levels of fatigue. Social networking sites increase the risk of addiction and online dependency, aspects associated with low levels of productivity (Hoq, 2014). As illustrated in fig 1, the paper hypothesizes that there is a direct relationship between information overload and workplace performance and job satisfaction. The assumption is that cyber addiction worsens the problem of information overload, which in return, impacts information behavior and use and workplace/job performance (Riaz & Qureshi, 2019). The study addresses the following research questions: What is the impact of cyber addiction on workplace performance? What are the relationships between cyber addiction, information workload and information behavior and use? The findings indicate cyber addiction adversely affects job performance and significantly correlates with the concept of information overload and information behavior and use. Prominent issues among a majority of users include poor prioritization and planning, as employees often opt for non-essential functions at the expense of critical ones.

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The International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) provides researchers and practitioners from all over the world a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas concerning theoretical and practical aspects of Knowledge Management. ICKM 2020 held December 3-5 as a virtual meeting using Cisco WebEx (technical support from NC Central University, Durham, NC) and hosted by the Knowledge and Information Professional Association (KIPA). The conference theme is “Knowledge Commons in the City of Medicine,” covering the institutional analysis of data and the development of knowledge sharing in any subject area.

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  • 16th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM-2020), December 3-5, 2020. Virtual meeting using Cisco WebEx (technical support from NC Central University), Durham, NC, United States,

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Alboulayan, Moneerah & Hawamdeh, Suliman M. The Impact of Cyber Addiction on Information Overload and Workplace Performance, paper, December 2020; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1813462/: accessed December 1, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.

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