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Wellbeing Costs of Technology Use during Covid-19 Remote Working: An Investigation Using the Italian Translation of the Technostress Creators Scale

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Psychology Department, University of Turin, Via Verdi 10, 10124 Turin, Italy
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History, Society and Human Studies Department, University of Salento, Via di Valesio 24, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Department of Education, Psychology, Communication, University of Bari, Palazzo Chiaia Napolitano Via Crisanzio 42, 70121 Bari, Italy
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Department of Business, Law, Economics and Consumer Behaviour “Carlo A. Ricciardi”, Università IULM, Via Carlo Bo 1, 20143 Milan, Italy
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Sustainability 2020, 12(15), 5911; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12155911
Received: 22 June 2020 / Revised: 12 July 2020 / Accepted: 18 July 2020 / Published: 23 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Working during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic)
During the first months of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has affected several countries all over the world, including Italy. To prevent the spread of the virus, governments instructed employers and self-employed workers to close their offices and work from home. Thus, the use of remote working increased during the pandemic and is expected to maintain high levels of application even after the emergency. Despite its benefits for both organizations and workers, remote working entails negative consequences, such as technostress. The present study had a double aim: to test the psychometric characteristics of the Italian translation of the brief version of the technostress creators scale and to apply the scale to investigate technostress during the Covid-19 emergency. The research involved 878 participants for the first study and 749 participants for the second one; they completed a self-report online questionnaire. Results confirmed the three-factor structure of the Italian technostress creators scale and highlighted positive relationships between workload, techno-stressors, work–family conflict and behavioural stress. The role of remote working conditions has been analysed as well. The study provided a useful tool for the investigation of technostress in the Italian context. Moreover, it provided indications for practice in the field of remote working and workers’ wellbeing. View Full-Text
Keywords: Covid-19; technostress; stress; technostress creators; work–family conflict; remote working; smart working; technology use; scale validation Covid-19; technostress; stress; technostress creators; work–family conflict; remote working; smart working; technology use; scale validation
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Molino, M.; Ingusci, E.; Signore, F.; Manuti, A.; Giancaspro, M.L.; Russo, V.; Zito, M.; Cortese, C.G. Wellbeing Costs of Technology Use during Covid-19 Remote Working: An Investigation Using the Italian Translation of the Technostress Creators Scale. Sustainability 2020, 12, 5911. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12155911

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Molino M, Ingusci E, Signore F, Manuti A, Giancaspro ML, Russo V, Zito M, Cortese CG. Wellbeing Costs of Technology Use during Covid-19 Remote Working: An Investigation Using the Italian Translation of the Technostress Creators Scale. Sustainability. 2020; 12(15):5911. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12155911

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Molino, Monica, Emanuela Ingusci, Fulvio Signore, Amelia Manuti, Maria L. Giancaspro, Vincenzo Russo, Margherita Zito, and Claudio G. Cortese 2020. "Wellbeing Costs of Technology Use during Covid-19 Remote Working: An Investigation Using the Italian Translation of the Technostress Creators Scale" Sustainability 12, no. 15: 5911. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12155911

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