The job characteristics of computing and non-computing work activities

Authors


The Michael G. DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L85 4M4

Abstract

The data in this study show that the degree to which computers have a positive or negative effect upon job characteristics depends upon the relative amounts of time spent at the computing and non-computing components of a job, the nature of the work done on the computer, and the nature of the work done apart from the computer. The beginnings of a theoretical explanation for the effects of these variables upon job characteristics, and for the finding that different job characteristics are differentially affected by them, are also presented.

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