Social networking users' views on technology and the determination of technostress levels

ŞAHİN Y. L., Coklar A. N.

World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.1437-1442 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.253
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1437-1442
  • Keywords: Technostress, technology and health, technologically induced stress
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Despite being used frequently due to the benefits brought to daily life, the use of technology also brings with it certain disadvantages. One of these disadvantages, stress, is referred to as technostress. This study analyzes the technostress levels of social networking website users through different variables. Social networking website users were chosen under the assumption that they utilize technology more frequently and closely follow technological developments. Data was gathered by an online questionnaire, with 765 participants. The study concluded that social networking website users have a medium level of technostress, mainly caused by environmental reasons as opposed to social reasons. Also, it was found that age and familial monthly income causes differentiation in technostress levels.