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Psychosocial life environment and life roles in interaction with daily use of information communication technologies: boundaries between work and leisure
Mittuniversitetet, Fakulteten för humanvetenskap, Institutionen för samhällsvetenskap.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2010 (English)In: Information and communication technologies, society and human beings: theory and framework  (Festschrift in honor of Gunilla Bradley) / [ed] Darek Haftor (Linnaeus university, Sweden); Anita Mirijamdotter (Linnaeus university, Sweden), Hershey: IGI Global , 2010, 266-282 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
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The presence of ICT (Information Communication Technology) in our psychosocial work environment and in our personal lives, has increased rapidly during the past 40 years. This way of interacting with ICT is often characterized in terms of access to information and social networks with the possibility of being independent of time and place. Every person’s psychosocial health is influenced by their life environment; a combination of their work and home environments, their life roles and of their social networks. People who work professionally in the field of ICT or use ICT in their work experience a blurring between their professional and private roles. However, when people’s experience of work and leisure becomes blurred, this may impact on their psychosocial health. They need to develop strategies to create ways of allowing time for recovery. In this chapter we present a review of the literature that identifies the effects that cause a blurring of the line between work and leisure. Moreover, we present some examples of strategies for managing the blurring of contexts facilitated by ICT. Presented research combines theories from the fields of psychology, informatics and work science.

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Hershey: IGI Global , 2010. 266-282 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38658DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-057-0.ch020ISBN: 978-1-60960-057-0ISBN: 1-60960-057-6OAI: diva2:379866
Available from: 2010-12-20 Created: 2010-12-20 Last updated: 2011-03-29Bibliographically approved

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