Distraction or not? Investigating the relationship between mobile social network engagement and task performance

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems (ICRIIS)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Print)9781509030354
StatePublished - Jul 2017

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ISSN (Print)2324-8149
ISSN (Electronic)2324-8157

Conference

Title5th International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS 2017
PlaceMalaysia
CityLangkawi, Kedah
Period16 - 17 July 2017

Abstract

As mobile social network has become an important component of people’s daily life, it poses a significant challenge on knowledge workers’ limited attention. However, studies on how mobile social network affects knowledge workers’ attention management are lagging. In this research-in-progress, we attempt to fill the research gap by developing a research model to understand the underlying mechanism. Based on the resource allocation theory, we propose that mobile social network engagement affects focused attention, and the effect varies upon the social network content. Extending the unconscious thought theory, we propose that focused attention affects task performance, and task types moderate this relationship. A laboratory experiment will be conducted to test the proposed hypotheses. This study has both theoretical and practical implications. Theoretically, this study is effective in understanding how mobile social network usage affects knowledge workers’ focused attention and task performance. Practically, this study sheds light upon how to manage the use of mobile social network in the workplace.

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  • Engagement, Focused attention, Mobile social network, Task performance

Citation Format(s)

Distraction or not? Investigating the relationship between mobile social network engagement and task performance. / Wu, Manli; Wang, Chuang; Zhao, J. Leon; Liang, Liang.

2017 International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems (ICRIIS). IEEE, 2017. 8002517.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review