This research topic of the chair deals with negative emotions, dependency and stress in digital working and living environments. To this end, the drivers and consequences of techno-stress are investigated and, in particular, the role that digital technologies play in the general perception of stress in everyday working life, in studies, and in private life is demonstrated.

With reference to techno-stress in the enterprise, the following questions are the focus of the chair’s research:

  • Which IT-related stressors cause stress and what are their consequences?
  • What is the relationship between IT-related stressors and general work-related stressors?
  • What influence does the introduction of new digital technologies have on stress perception?
  • Which methods can be used to reduce stress?

Another focus of the chair’s work is on stress caused by the use of digital technologies in private life (e.g. Facebook, Whatsapp, smartphones) and how this is related to the dependence on these technologies.


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