This paper is a follow up study to an earlier paper in the Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application. Specifically, this paper responds to a call in expanding the nomological network of factors leading to intention to cyber-slack. We do so through integrating well-accepted constructs from the technology diffusion literature (e.g., performance expectancy, effort expectancy, and social norms) and the social loafing literature (e.g., perceived opportunities and perceived threats) to explain why individuals form the intention to cyber-slack. Through tests of competing models, we empirically demonstrate that intention to cyber-slack differs from intention to use as well as results from different antecedents. By integrating these literatures and demonstrating that intention to cyber-slack has distinct underpinnings from traditional technology diffusion outcome variables, this study lays a useful foundation for future research on maladaptive systems use.
Galluch, Pamela and Thatcher, Jason Bennett
"Maladaptive vs. Faithful Use of Internet Applications in the Classroom: An Empirical Examination,"
Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA):
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/jitta/vol12/iss1/2