<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>0</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>8447</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Hair,M.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Renaud,K.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Ramsay,J.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2007</YEAR><TITLE>The Influence of Self-Esteem and Locus of Control on Perceived Email-Related Stress.</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>Computers in Human Behavior</PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>N/A</PUBLISHER><LABEL>Hair:2007:8447</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>Email</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>Electronic mail has become an indispensable tool in business and academia, and personal use is increasing every day. However, there is also evidence that Email, unlike more traditional communication media, can exert a powerful hold over its users and that many computer users experience stress as a direct result of email-related pressure. This paper develops a three-fold typology of attitudes to email: ‘relaxed’, ‘driven’ and ‘stressed’. It further investigates whether the personality traits of self-esteem and locus of control are associated with email-related stress. It finds that low self–esteem is associated with the ‘driven’ attitude. It further suggests that the ‘stressed’ attitude may be related to how distractive email is perceived to be, compared with other forms of communication.</ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>