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ERIC Number: ED564801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 75
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3036-4242-5
The Impact of Information Overload on Task Completion: A Study of Scientists and Engineers in a Typical Work Environment
Salyers, Jessica L.
ProQuest LLC, Psy.D. Dissertation, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
As use of technology has increasingly infiltrated the daily lives of many Americans, information overload has become a more prevalent fixture for men and women both at home and in the workplace. While information overload has been established in the field of psychology in various forms, it lacks a universal definition within the discipline. Additionally, information overload has been linked to negative consequences in the workplace such as absenteeism, lower morale, lower engagement, and higher stress. Task completion has also been extensively studied, though most of the previous research centered on prioritization, timeliness, and learning styles. This dissertation is one of the first attempts to tie information overload to task completion, as past studies have linked both overload and task completion with procrastination but not directly with one another. While researchers were able to establish information overload, the results tying overload to task completion were not significant. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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