Consideration of Future Consequences as an antecedent of Employee Cyberloafing Behavior among selected working adults in Nigeria
Munir Shehu, Mashi
Salimon, Maruf Gbadebo
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work time by workers has been a major concern by organizations. Drawing from construal level theory, this paper takes an individual traitbased approach and investigates the impact of personality trait consideration of future consequences (CFC) on cyberloafing. Specifically, it was argued that while general traits, like the “Big Five,” will be significant predictors of employee’s cyberloafing, other personality traits such as CFC, will have additional explanatory power on why employee engaged in Cyberloafing. Survey data was collected online from 188 working adults in Nigeria. SmartPLS SEM 2.0 (M3) was applied to test the hypotheses that comprised both consideration of future consequences immediate (CFC-I) and consideration of future consequences future (CFC-F) on Cyberloafing and consequently bootstrapping was conducted to investigate the standard error of the estimate and t-values. The model tested suggests as expected that consideration of future consequences future (CFC-F) negatively related to cyberloafing and consideration of future consequences immediate (CFC-I) positively predict cyberloafing. This paper adds further theoretical support to the utility of CFC construct, construal level theory and cyberloafing literature. Finally, the study implications for research, managerial practice, future directions and study limitations are discussed.