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ItemYou Perceive What You Believe: The Impact of Psychological Beliefs on Perceived Technostress( 2022-01-04)Research in technostress examines how and why the use of information and communication technologies causes individuals to experience an imbalance between demands and the ability to meet them. In this paper, we develop a new approach for explaining differences in the perceived level of technostress between individuals. We propose that psychological beliefs have an impact on the level of perceived technostress. In a web-based survey (N=159) we collected data on perceived technostress and two essential beliefs, namely locus of control and self-efficacy, to test our proposition. The results confirm that perceived technostress is significantly dependent on the individual’s beliefs. In particular, the higher the sense of self-efficacy of an individual is, the lower is the level of perceived technostress. Similarly, individuals with an internal locus of control are less prone to technostress than individuals with an external locus of control.
ItemSustainable Rural Development through Union Digital Center: The Citizen Empowerment Perspective( 2022-01-04)Sustainable development depends on the empowerment of the vast portion of rural people. Bangladesh Government has taken initiatives to empower the disadvantaged people (i.e., elderly, poor and minority) through digitalization programs, e.g., union digital centers (UDCs). This study aimed to investigate the influential factors on the empowerment process by adopting the individual and collective empowerment dimensions. A total of 400 rural people were selected with a judgmental sampling process and provided a structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed by using SPSS for descriptive analysis and CB-SEM using AMOS for effect assessment. Individual empowerment and collective empowerment have significant impacts on sustainable development. It is argued that for sustainable development and reaching development benefits to every house, rural people must be empowered. The findings will contribute to the body of knowledge theoretically and assume policymakers insights to focus on rural people's development with the nation. Future researchers can add other social factors. Keywords: Union Digital Center, Social Inclusion, Empowerment, Sustainable Development.
ItemRight to Privacy in the Context of the Privacy Paradox and Data Collection Patterns: Exploratory Study of Polish Facebook Users( 2022-01-04)Dark patterns in online data gathering infringe on citizens' right to privacy and create a profound imbalance of power between citizens of digitalizing societies and institutional actors. In effect, even when users declare their concern about privacy, this attitude is often not reflected in actions. In the study reported here we found that Facebook users indeed perceive an imbalance of control over privacy: they feel it is their responsibility to protect it but at the same time they feel that they are less capable to fulfil this task than institutional actors. We also found that privacy concerns were a good predictor of actual effects of privacy protective behaviors, while at the same time they did not correlate with declarations about privacy protection, which suggest a need for careful measurement of such constructs. Our results are a first step towards a comprehensive research agenda on individuals’ attitudes towards institutional privacy.