Alienation among computer users in selected university libraries

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    • Abstract:
      Technological development and the adjustment to change within the work-place have a positive influence on the work situation of the computer user. Work is more meaningful because training and development enable a person to develop his/her potential and apply his/her skills. The computer is regarded as an aid for more rapid and efficient completion of work which enables personnel to be in control of their work (output). Work accuracy is improved, but work commitments concomitantly increase. The management process, technology and changes in businesses contribute to a sense of alienation among computer users, while poor communication hinders work efficiency. This leads to a sense of helplessness among workers because knowledge, skills and abilities are not utilized optimally. Objectives are attained through effective management where both meaning and a sense of control are imparted to workers through their involvement in working groups, which increases the quality of their work life and offers them the opportunity of giving expression to needs and aspirations. Deficient social integration however leads to aimlessness. In the light of the above assumptions, which are based on a literature study, an empirical study was undertaken to verify some aspects. The most important findings are given in this article.
    • Notes:
      Update Code: 3000
    • Author Affiliations:
      1Gerrit Dekkerstraat, Potchefstroom
    • ISSN:
      0256-8861
    • Accession Number:
      ISTA3003567
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LESSING, K. F.; COETZEE, J. E. Alienation among computer users in selected university libraries. South African Journal of Library & Information Science, [s. l.], v. 63, n. 2, p. 79–87, 1995. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lxh&AN=ISTA3003567. Acesso em: 2 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Lessing KF, Coetzee JE. Alienation among computer users in selected university libraries. South African Journal of Library & Information Science. 1995;63(2):79-87. Accessed December 2, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lxh&AN=ISTA3003567
    • APA:
      Lessing, K. F., & Coetzee, J. E. (1995). Alienation among computer users in selected university libraries. South African Journal of Library & Information Science, 63(2), 79–87.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lessing, K F, and J E Coetzee. 1995. “Alienation among Computer Users in Selected University Libraries.” South African Journal of Library & Information Science 63 (2): 79–87. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lxh&AN=ISTA3003567.
    • Harvard:
      Lessing, K. F. and Coetzee, J. E. (1995) ‘Alienation among computer users in selected university libraries’, South African Journal of Library & Information Science, 63(2), pp. 79–87. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lxh&AN=ISTA3003567 (Accessed: 2 December 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lessing, KF & Coetzee, JE 1995, ‘Alienation among computer users in selected university libraries’, South African Journal of Library & Information Science, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 79–87, viewed 2 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Lessing, K. F., and J. E. Coetzee. “Alienation among Computer Users in Selected University Libraries.” South African Journal of Library & Information Science, vol. 63, no. 2, June 1995, pp. 79–87. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lxh&AN=ISTA3003567.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lessing, K F, and J E Coetzee. “Alienation among Computer Users in Selected University Libraries.” South African Journal of Library & Information Science 63, no. 2 (June 1995): 79–87. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lxh&AN=ISTA3003567.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lessing KF, Coetzee JE. Alienation among computer users in selected university libraries. South African Journal of Library & Information Science [Internet]. 1995 Jun [cited 2020 Dec 2];63(2):79–87. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lxh&AN=ISTA3003567