Persistent Work-related Technology Use, Recovery and Well-being Processes

Focus on Supplemental Work After Hours

  • Lenka Ďuranová
  • Sandra Ohly

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Lenka Ďuranová, Sandra Ohly
    Pages 1-3
  3. Lenka Ďuranová, Sandra Ohly
    Pages 5-23
  4. Lenka Ďuranová, Sandra Ohly
    Pages 25-34
  5. Lenka Ďuranová, Sandra Ohly
    Pages 35-59
  6. Lenka Ďuranová, Sandra Ohly
    Pages 93-97

About this book


The aim of this work is to provide insight into the process of employee recovery and well-being in regard to work-related ICT use during after-hours. Therefore, we discuss (1) theories that help us to understand the determinants and outcomes of this behavior, (2) our core concepts recovery and well-being, and (3) previous empirical findings on ICT use after hours for work purposes. On the basis of literature review, we propose a new conceptual overall framework of ICT use after hours for work purposes with the focus on employee recovery and well-being processes. Thereby, we posit ICT use after hours for work purposes as potential stressor, resource, or demand (see action theory by Hacker, 1998, 2003; Frese and Zapf 1994), depending on many personal and environmental factors, but primarily on cognitive appraisals (see transactional model of stress by Lazarus and Folkman 1984). This three-way division enables us to propose various linear and non-linear associations to focused outcomes. We conclude with an overall discussion on further research concerning the identified research gaps.


Communication Technology Use at Home ICT Use Non-work Time Smartphone Use Work Connectivity Behavior Work-related Use of Technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Lenka Ďuranová
    • 1
  • Sandra Ohly
    • 2
  1. 1.Business Psychology GroupUniversity of KasselKasselGermany
  2. 2.Business Psychology GroupUniversity of KasselKasselGermany

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