Cyberloafing- a form of counter-productive work behaviour has been found to be affected by several personality and contextual factors. An important relationship that has not been adequately explored in the past is how cyberloafing behaviours could be conceptualized as a failure to self-regulate. In this paper, we examine the impact of this lack self-regulation on cyberloafing. We also examine the effects of individual characteristics (self-efficacy, conscientiousness and achievement orientation) in moderating the relationship between self-regulation and cyberloafing. Results showed that all the individual characteristics are significant moderators. Implications are discussed.
Prasad, Smrithi; Lim, Vivien K.G.; and Chen, Don J.Q., "Self-Regulation, Individual Characteristics and Cyberloafing" (2010). PACIS 2010 Proceedings. 159.