UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING THROUGH THE LENS OF SELF-REGULATION
The Routledge Companion to Mental Health at Work
Information and communication technologies (ICT) have become an integral part of conducting work, ranging from email and sharing documents remotely to having virtual video meetings. Drawing from a self-regulation framework, this chapter highlights three self-regulatory impairment aspects of ICT use that contribute to lower psychological well-being: behavioural flexibility, cognitive load, and emotional demands. Although research on ICT-related interventions is relatively nascent, we outline potential self-regulatory strategies (i.e., managing behavioural boundaries, resetting expectations, and regulating emotions) to facilitate healthy technological behaviours and enhance psychological well-being. These strategies offer practical recommendations to practitioners and organizations, along with future directions for researchers.
Hu, X., & Barber, L. (2023). UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING THROUGH THE LENS OF SELF-REGULATION. The Routledge Companion to Mental Health at Work, 118-136. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003255574-8