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Summary: Thec introduction of information technology is justly
considered as one of the major breakthroughs in the last decade or so.
There is almost no field of human endeavor in whihc it did not penetrate so
far. And yet, there is a paucity of empirical research or theoretical
efforts to explain the impact of information technology on individuals and
society. Here we are proposing research project by which we would like to
answer how information technology affects psychosocial processes related to
work and organizations. In our project we have 3 groups of variables: 1.
independent variable - technology (classical or information); 2. dependent
variables- psychosocial processes such as: work motivation, job
satisfaction, work alienation; 3. intervening variables: task complexity,
work autonomy, job requirements on skills and abilities, possibilities of
professional advancement, physical work conditions. In our research we are
going to have so called factorial design, precisely 2x2 table. Thanks to
intervening variables, especially task complexity, we are going to be in
position to verify the impact of information technology on psychosocial
processes as previously defined separately for the routine and non-routine
or flexible jobs. Theoretical and practical implications of the results we
are going to obtain in our opinion might be significant.
Keywords: information technology, work motivation, job satisfaction, work alienation, task complexity, factorial design
Research goals: The goal of our project is to check how information
technology affects psycho-social processes in work organization in our
social and cultural context. Even if tehre is a lot of inernational
empirical research results and theoretical efforts available, it would be
very difficult, if not impossible, to apply these theories or results in
our social context. We believe that obtained research results besides being
theoretically relevant will be also used as a part of more general policy
how to use or how to implement information technology in Croatian
production organizations. Other information about the project.