The Motivations for and Well-Being Implications of Social Media Use at Work among Millennials and Members of Former Generations

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dc.contributor.author Oksa, Reetta
dc.contributor.author Saari, Tiina
dc.contributor.author Kaakinen, Markus Aarno Ilmari
dc.contributor.author Oksanen, Atte
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-01T12:46:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-01T12:46:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021-01-19
dc.identifier.citation Oksa , R , Saari , T , Kaakinen , M A I & Oksanen , A 2021 , ' The Motivations for and Well-Being Implications of Social Media Use at Work among Millennials and Members of Former Generations ' , International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , vol. 18 , no. 2 , 803 . https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020803
dc.identifier.other PURE: 163989441
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/330493
dc.description.abstract Working life has digitalized considerably in recent decades and organizations have taken into use new forms of collaborative technologies such as social media platforms. This study examined the relationship between social media use at work and well-being at work for millennials and members of former generations in Finland. The research data contained focus group interviews (N = 52), an expert organization survey (N = 563), and a nationally representative survey (N = 1817). Well-being measures included technostress, burnout, psychological distress, and a set of background variables. Content analysis and linear regression models were used as analysis methods. The results showed that millennials have various intrinsic and extrinsic motivations for social media use at work. Intrinsic motivations included employees' personal choice and their pure interest to follow the market and discussions in their own field. Extrinsic motivations were related mainly to organizations' work culture and personal branding. The survey findings revealed, however, that millennials were not only more active social media users for work, but they also experienced higher technostress and burnout than members of former generations. Social media use motivations were associated with both higher and lower technostress and burnout depending on motivation, indicating that social media use can have both positive and negative effects. Overall, our findings suggest that employees tend to utilize social media more if their needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness are fulfilled. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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dc.subject 518 Media and communications
dc.subject social media
dc.subject work life
dc.subject millenials
dc.subject technostress
dc.subject burnout
dc.subject Psychological distress
dc.title The Motivations for and Well-Being Implications of Social Media Use at Work among Millennials and Members of Former Generations en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020803
dc.relation.issn 1661-7827
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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