Maryam Abbas (BS, 2014-2018) Supervisor: Faiz Younas
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 92-42-9231245
The present study investigated the relationship among job boredom, perceived justice and cyber-loafing in the employees of software companies. It was hypothesized that there would be a positive relationship between job boredom and cyber-loafing while a negative relationship between perceived justice and cyber-loafing. Further, it was hypothesized that job boredom and perceived justice would predict cyber-loafing while the perceived justice would likely to mediate the relationship between job boredom and cyber-loafing. Through a cross- sectional correlational research design, a sample of N = 100 employees including 61 men and 39 women (M = 29.65, SD= 3.92) were recruited by employing non-probability convenient sampling strategy from various software companies. A self-constructed Demographics Information Sheet, Dutch Boredom Scale (Reijseger et al., 2012), Organizational Justice Scale (Niehoff & Moorman, 1993) and Cyber-loafing Scale (Blau et al., 2006) were used to assess the study variables. Results were generated by running Pearson product moment correlation, multiple hierarchal regression and mediation analysis through SPSS version 20.0, which showed that job boredom had a significant positive while perceived justice had a significant negative relationship with cyber- loafing. Further, both job boredom and perceived justice were proved to be significant predictors of cyber-loafing. Lastly, a partial mediation between job boredom and cyberloafing was found. Hence, all the hypotheses were accepted. This study has important implications in developing insight into the study variables which can further facilitate the research process, policy making as well as counseling services for the employees, especially in the context of organizational psychology.
Keywords: Cyber-loafing, job boredom, perceived justice, employees.