Reducing Cyberloafing Behaviors among Followers: Important Roles of Supervisor Communication Styles and Meaningful Work
The current study aim was to investigate the link between meaningful work and supervisor communication styles with employees cyberloafing activities. For this, data from employees working in banking organizations operated in Sothern region was collected using structured questionnaire. Through purposive sampling, the study selects 300 employees to participate. Finally, the study received 256 actual responses from the respondents. Using multiple regression model, it was found that assertive communication style and meaningful work are negatively related to cyberloafing. on the other hand, passive and aggressive styles are positively related to cyberloafing. Based on the results of the current study and past literature, the study recommend that leaders of the firms not only practice assertive communication style but also find ways how to engage their followers in meaningful work-related activities. Study implications and future avenues of research are also discussed.