Study on the relation of technostress tendency with anxiety and ego state

Nobuyo Kasuga, A. Takahashi

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This study discussed how technostress tendency was related to anxiety and ego state. Two hundred and eighty computer operators (male = 238, female = 42) were investigated concerning technostress tendency, anxiety and ego state by a questionnaire. The questionnaire about technostress tendency consists of 26 questions with 3 answers to select from. STAI was used to evaluate anxiety and TEG was used to evaluate ego state. Each question about technostress tendency was given a point according to the answer (yes = 1, no = 0, unknown = 0.5) and the total points were used as a score to evaluate technostress tendency. Correlation coefficient was calculated to observe how the score was related to the points of anxiety (state-anxiety, trait-anxiety). Another analysis was conducted by using Wilcoxon 2-sample test to compare the scores between subjects who were in the egogram pattern and those who were not in it for each of 27 egogram patterns. Analysis of anxiety showed that a positive correlation was observed between the scores of techno-anxious tendency and the points of state anxiety (0.39), trait anxiety (0.44), while no correlation was seen between the scores of techno-centered tendency and the points of anxiety. Analysis of ego state showed the following results. A) Techno-centered tendency is significantly lower in people who have the following 2 patterns than others (p<0.05): 1. a pattern in which NP is the highest, 2. a pattern in which NP, A and FC are high and CP and AC are low. B) Techno-anxious tendency is significantly higher in people who have the following 5 patterns than others (p<0.05): 1. a pattern in which NP is the lowest, 2. a pattern in which CP, NP and AC are high and A and FC are low, 3. a pattern in which NP and AC are high and CP and A are low. It was indicated that techno-centered tendency had no relation with anxiety and that techno-anxious tendency was related to anxiety. It was clarified that 2 egogram patterns were related to techno-centered tendency and 3 egogram patterns were related to techno-anxious tendency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-461
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine
Volume34
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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