Research study seeks to chart the impact of the pandemic on the workplace.
UNSW Sydney’s Professor Gigi Foster and Texas Tech University’s Professor Charlene Kalenkoski have been researching ‘time use’ together for over a decade. In 2008 they presented their first paper: ‘The Quality of Time Spent with Children in Australian Households’, at the International Association of Time Use Research (IATUR).
Following that, Professors Kalenkoski and Foster have continued to explore this topic, including evaluating strategies for analysing data from one-day versus two-day diaries. In 2015, they published a paper using experimental evidence suggesting that contrary to popular belief, men are not innately worse than women at multitasking.
The professors’ next area of ‘time use’ exploration is examining how staff spend their time at work, and how COVID-19 has impacted that.
They have launched a survey for all staff at UNSW, which should take less than 20 minutes to complete. At the conclusion of the survey, participants will be directed to a link to receive a $15 payment for their time. To participate in this survey, please click on this link.