A1 Journal article (refereed)
Technology management, networking positions and work/life boundaries among working adult students (2021)

Tammelin, M., & Alakärppä, O. (2021). Technology management, networking positions and work/life boundaries among working adult students. Technology in Society, 65, Article 101569. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2021.101569

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Tammelin, Mia; Alakärppä, Outi

Journal or series: Technology in Society

ISSN: 0160-791X

eISSN: 1879-3274

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 65

Article number: 101569

Publisher: Elsevier BV

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2021.101569

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77989


In this digitalised world, crossing boundaries between life domains is becoming increasingly easy. We are constantly faced with the need to define whether we are online or offline, and technology management is now an integral part of daily life. Technology management, which is affected by the individual's networking position, has different components: connectivity management, online self-presentation and privacy management. The objective of this study is to explore technology management strategies among working adult students. The study identifies three networking positions: socio-affective enthusiasts, context-contingent pragmatists and pragmatic avoiders. These three groups have specific approaches to technology management.

Keywords: technology; networking (making contacts); management (control); working life; privacy

Free keywords: work/life boundaries; technology management; networking positions

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

JUFO rating: 1

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