Investigating the Effective Factors on Web Browsing (Cyber loafing) of Human Resources in Sport Organizations (Case Study: Youth and Sports Ministry)
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Assistant Professor of farhangian University
Introduction: Having and providing internet access at the workplace not only puts an organization at an advantage; the internet has become so ingrained in organizational functions that it becomes a necessity. However, recent research has shown that companies suffer significant losses in terms of cost, time and productivity, due to employees using the firm’s Internet access for personal matters i.e. cyber loafing .The purpose of this study was to investigate the effective factors on web browsing (Cyber loafing) of human resources in sport organizations.
Methodology: The method of this study was descriptive-correlational based on Structural equation. The statistical population was consisted of all employees of sports and youth ministry that 237 of them were selected as statistical sample by using random sampling. The questionnaires were distributed among the employees and eventually 225 (93.74%) questionnaires were analyzed. In order to collect data from a questionnaire of 14 questions based on the model Askew et al., Was used. The data collected in two descriptive and inferential statistics using SPSS and LISREL software were analyzed.
Results: Results showed that the predictive power of the model based on the total variance of three subscales was equal to 52.61 percent. As well as there was a significant priority between components of Cyber loafing, which the attitude of staff was in first priority, the second priority was descriptive norms and perceived barriers are third priority. Analysis the web browsing relations and organizational performance allows researchers to determine which of the operating conditions can be helpful or damaging.
Discussion: Cyber loafing has reported to increasingly become a serious threat to organizational performance and efficiency. Hence, regarding the way of using cyberspace by employees, it requires deeper research and more attention to the behavior of human resources is displayed. This paper suggests that cyber loafing is influenced by the ability to hide cyber loafing, attitudes, and descriptive norms. So it can provide the reasons why employees engage in cyber loafing behaviors to some extent, by identifying some of the most significant predictors. This paper further helps the managers to develop clearer internet usage policies, enhance organizational culture, and increase employee autonomy and engagement in order to alleviate cyber loafing.