Validating the technology-assisted supplemental work scale (TASW)

Kajal Kotecha, Wilfred Ukpere, Madelyn Geldenhuys

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The traditional advantage of using Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to enhance work flexibility also has a drawback of enabling academics to continue working even after regular working hours. This phenomenon has been referred to as technology-assisted supplemental work (TASW). Although TASW enhances academics’ work productively, they also have a negative impact on their family-life. The impact TASW has on academics and on higher education institutions can be understood by measuring the phenomenon properly by using a reliable and valid scale. The aim of this study is too validate a newly developed TASW scale by Fenner and Renn (2010). This study adopted a quantitative research approach and used an online survey to gather data. The sample included academic from a higher education in South Africa (n = 216). The results indicate that the TASW is a valid and reliable measure of technology among the sample of South African academics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-481
Number of pages7
JournalCorporate Ownership and Control
Issue number2 CONT4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015


  • Academics
  • Higher education institution
  • Information communication technologies (ICTs)
  • Technology-assisted supplemental work (TASW)
  • Work-Life conflict (WLC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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