Determining Artificial Intelligence Anxiety of Potential Employees of the Digital Age

Article Information
Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: Determining Artificial Intelligence Anxiety of Potential Employees of the Digital Age
Author(s): Hande Ulukapı Yılmaz, Abdullah Yılmaz
Volume: 15
Number: 2
Year: 2024
Page: 171-188
ISSN: 2619-9491
DOI Number: 10.20409/berj.2024.440
Artificial intelligence not only makes human life easier, but also brings some concerns. These concerns are included in the literature as artificial intelligence anxiety. This new technology is a rival to existing employees at the point of their jobs, professions, and future and there may be a serious threat to employment opportunities for potential workers. In this direction, it is aimed to determine the artificial intelligence anxiety of young people, who are seen as potential employees of the digital age, and to reveal whether this anxiety differs according to demographic characteristics. Within the scope of the research, data was collected from 318 university students by convenience sampling method using the survey technique, and the data was analyzed with independent sample t-test and one-way ANOVA test. According to the results, it was found that the artificial intelligence anxiety of university students is at a moderate level. In addition, it has been determined that the artificial intelligence anxieties of the students show statistically significant differences according to their grades, academic achievement, work experience, and having digital technologies. The findings are thought to contribute to the newly developing literature and provide discussion opportunities for researchers in future studies.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Artificial Intelligence Anxiety (AIA), Rational Action Theory, Digital Age, University Students

JEL Classification: E24, I23, O33 Full Text