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Telecommuting's Long-Term Impact on Employees
A research paper on the impact of telecommuting on job satisfaction.
# 105776 | 10,992 words | 23 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper examines the telecommuting sector of the working public. The paper evaluates a series of seven hypotheses that specifically focus on the implications of teleworkers' Internet use levels. Specifically, the paper looks at why workers choose to telecommute in the context of their work/life balance objectives as well as what aspects of telecommuting jobs contribute or detract from job satisfaction. In addition, the paper attempts to validate that the Internet has become equally balanced as a media source relative to television and newspaper in the context of a telecommuters' use to stay informed.

Statement of the Problem
Implications of Work/Life Balance on Telecommuting
Purpose of the Study
- Needs Fulfillment Theory
- Judgment Theories of Job Satisfaction
Telecommuter Profile
Job Satisfaction and Telecommuting
Job Satisfaction, Telecommuting and Autonomy

From the Paper:

"From the studies completed of telecommuters' demographics, a polarity is beginning to emerge of remote workers who are members of this trend. Of the 20.7 million employees worked at home at least one day of the cited year according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2005), the challenge of demographic research is to discover through research the demographic segments of the most frequent telecommuters. While the definition of a telecommuter demographic model or taxonomy has not been specifically defined in previous research, there are dozens of studies that attempt to define telecommuters demographically. Bailey and Kurland (2002), and other researchers have been quick to define the traditional demographic segmentation criteria to telecommuters while Ford and Butts (1991) have proposed from their research that the polarity of telecommuting demographics are comprised of professional jobs requiring highly unique skills and insights on the high end, and routine, high quantity tasks that require little training or expertise on the low-end."

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