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Dark Side of Technology: Investigating the Role of Dark Personality Traits and Technological Factors in Managing Cyberloafing Behavior

Author(s): Mohammed Sajedur Rahman, Jeffrey Muldoon

Citation: Mohammed Sajedur Rahman, Jeffrey Muldoon, (2020) "Dark Side of Technology: Investigating the Role of Dark Personality Traits and Technological Factors in Managing Cyberloafing Behavior," Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol. 15, Iss. 3, pp. 36-54

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


Intentional misuses of technology in classroom environment raised serious concerns in recent years. Because of the widespread proliferation of technology misuse, researchers called for more research into the dark sides of technology use, such as managing cyberloafing behavior. In this study, we seek to gain a deeper understanding of the cyberloafing phenomenon in classroom. Using the Dark Triad personality traits and several domain-specific technology use factors, we propose a model and test using a sample of 974 participants. We report several interesting findings and discuss implications for researchers and practitioners in the context of better and productive classroom learning environment.