Technology-Related Pressure and Work–Family Conflict: Main Effects and an Examination of Moderating Variables


Kenneth J. Harris, Indiana University Southeast, 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany, IN 47150. E-mail:


With the increased use of computers for completing work, as well as the interconnectivity that the technology enables, more and more workers are experiencing technology-related pressure. Although it is known that this pressure occurs, especially for employees who complete the majority of their work on computers, little is known about the outcomes that result from it. This study attempts to fill this void by examining work–family conflict (WFC) as a potential consequence stemming from technology-related pressure. Additionally, we examine negative affectivity, social stressors, and job control as moderators of the technology-related pressure/WFC association. We investigated these relationships in a sample of 283 workers, all of whom complete the majority of their work on the computer.