Nurses’ Cyberloafing and Its Relationship to Procrastination and Conscientiousness in Damanhour National Medical Institute
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2019, Pages: 48-58
Received: Feb. 10, 2019; Accepted: Mar. 11, 2019; Published: Mar. 25, 2019
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Yaldez Khairy Zein El Din, Nursing Administration Department, Faculty of Nursing, The British University in Egypt (BUE), Cairo, Egypt; Nursing Administration Department, Faculty of Nursing, Damanhour University, Damanhour, Egypt
Fatma Mostafa Baddar, Nursing Administration and Education Department, College of Nursing, King Saud University, Al Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Nursing Administration Department, Faculty of Nursing, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
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Cyber-loafing involves an unproductive use of time in the workplace and distracts employees from their responsibilities and duties. This study was conducted because there is a risk posed on patient's safety if nurses are cyberloafing and if this behavior has a direct relation with procrastination and lack of conscientiousness. Aim of the study: to determine the relationship between cyberloafing, procrastination and conscientiousness among staff nurses working in Damanhour National Medical Institute. Research Design: A cross-sectional descriptive correlational design with a self-reporting questionnaire was used to obtain data. Setting: The study was conducted in all inpatients units except Intensive Care Units (N=10) in Damanhour National Medical Institute. Subjects: A convenience sampling technique was used to recruit the participants of 157 (professional and technical nurses) were present and agreed to participate in the study. Instruments: The questionnaire consisted of three main scales and a demographic data sheet. The scales were namely; cyberloafing scale, procrastination scale, and conscientiousness scale. Results: There are significant correlations between cyberloafing variety and cyberloafing frequency, procrastination and conscientiousness where p= <0.001 for the three variables respectively. Regarding, cyberloafing frequency, a negative significant correlation was found with procrastination where p= <0.001 and a positive significant correlation with conscientiousness where p= 0.048. Another positive significant correlation was found between procrastination and conscientiousness in which p= <0.001. Recommendations: more extensive and in-depth research on procrastination and conscientiousness in a private sector, where there is more availability of personal computer and internet connections would be beneficial.
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Cyberloafing, Cyberslacking, Personal Use of Computer, Procrastination Among Nurses, Conscientiousness
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Yaldez Khairy Zein El Din, Fatma Mostafa Baddar, Nurses’ Cyberloafing and Its Relationship to Procrastination and Conscientiousness in Damanhour National Medical Institute, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 8, No. 2, 2019, pp. 48-58. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20190802.13
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