Title

Plugged In or Disconnected? A Model of the Effects of Technological Factors on Employee Job Embeddedness

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-9-2016

Publication Title

Human Resource Management

DOI

10.1002/hrm.21716

Abstract

Technology continues to play an ever-increasing role in both our work and private lives. In parallel with this expanding reliance on technology has been a shift in how people now view their jobs. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to provide a theoretical model that bridges these two areas—technology and employee attitudes (more specifically, work-related feelings of embeddedness). Within our model, we consider aspects of common work-related technologies and key perceptual variables related to technology, and how both areas can influence embeddedness in one's job. We conclude the article by providing examples of how specific technologies that are commonly found in today's work environment may influence job embeddedness perceptions, and we discuss the implications of the model on both theory and practice.

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