Explaining a Virtual Worker’s Job Performance : The Role of Psychological Distance

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFoundations of Augmented Cognition
Subtitle of host publicationNeuroergonomics and Operational Neuroscience
Editors Dylan D. Schmorrow, Cali M. Fidopiastis
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Pages241-252
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-39952-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-39951-5
StatePublished - Jul 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Volume9744
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Title10th International Conference on Foundations of Augmented Cognition (AC) held as part of 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HIC International)
PlaceCanada
CityToronto
Period17 - 22 July 2016

Abstract

Despite the shift in scholarly and managerial attention from the effects of objective distance to psychological distance between team members, the questions of how virtual worker psychological distance is formed and how it can be measured have not been fully answered. In search of answers, this study develops and tests a model that examines the antecedents and the consequence of psychological distance, drawing on construal level theory. The results reveal that psychological distance is a multi-dimensional construct consisting of responsiveness, subjective proximity, and accessibility. The results also demonstrate that the different dimensions of objective distance increase psychological distance in a nonlinear fashion; interaction between different dimensions of objective distance produces greater psychological distance than does their combination. Our findings contribute to the IS literature by conceptualizing psychological distance, showing that it can be directly modeled, and highlighting that it should be carefully managed to improve virtual workers' job performance.

Research Area(s)

  • Virtual work, Construal level theory, Objective distance, Psychological distance, Job performance, CONSTRUAL-LEVEL THEORY, GEOGRAPHIC DISPERSION, SOFTWARE-DEVELOPMENT, SOCIAL NETWORKS, COORDINATION, TEAMS, ENGAGEMENT, KNOWLEDGE, TEAMWORK, TIME

Citation Format(s)

Explaining a Virtual Worker’s Job Performance : The Role of Psychological Distance. / Suh, Ayoung; Wagner, Christian.

Foundations of Augmented Cognition: Neuroergonomics and Operational Neuroscience. ed. / Dylan D. Schmorrow; Cali M. Fidopiastis. Switzerland : Springer, Cham, 2016. p. 241-252 (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence; Vol. 9744).

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