What Role Perceived Justice Play between Job Boredom and Cyber-loafing? A Mediational Inquiry of Employees at Software Houses


  • Faiz Younas Lecturer, Institute of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Maryam Abbas BS (Hons) Scholar, Institute of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Shazia Qayyum Associate Professor, Institute of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.




Cyberloafing, Employees working at Software Houses, IT Professionals, Job Boredom, Perceived Justice


Owning to the very nature of their work, employees working in the field of information technology (IT) have higher exposure to internet use and surfing. This is why, the phenomenon of cyberloafing is quite common among IT professionals. Taking this into account, our study proposed to investigate the interrelatedness among job boredom, perceived justice and cyberloafing in employees (N = 213) working under software developers at various software houses in Lahore. Results indicated that while job boredom increased with an increase in cyberloafing, an inverse association was observed between perceived justice and cyberloafing. Correspondingly, cyberloafing was significantly predicted by both job boredom and perceived justice. Moreover, perceived justice emerged as a partial mediator between job boredom and cyberloafing. While our findings made valuable additions to the indigenous literature, they can also facilitate counsellors and therapists working in organizational settings as well as the personnel at human resource departments to collaborate on working towards creating a conducive workplace environment that can curtail cyberloafing and boredom by increasing a sense of justice among employees.


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How to Cite

Younas , F., Abbas, M., & Qayyum, S. (2023). What Role Perceived Justice Play between Job Boredom and Cyber-loafing? A Mediational Inquiry of Employees at Software Houses. Journal of Professional & Applied Psychology, 4(3), 352–364. https://doi.org/10.52053/jpap.v4i3.218