Daily affect spillover from work to home: Detachment from work and sleep as moderators

Sonnentag, Sabine ; Binnewies, Carmen

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2013.03.008
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2013
The title of a journal, publication series: Journal of Vocational Behavior
Volume: 83
Issue number: 2
Page range: 198-208
Place of publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISSN: 0001-8791 , 1095-9084
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Arbeits- u. Organisationspsychologie (Sonnentag 2010-)
Subject: 150 Psychology
Keywords (English): Affect ; Spillover ; Psychological detachment ; Home ; Sleep
Abstract: This study examines spillover of positive and negative affect from work to home. It tests if psychological detachment from work during evening hours and sleep quality moderate this spillover effect and whether affect spillover persists until the next morning. In a daily diary study, 96 health-care workers completed surveys three times a day, over the period of one workweek. Hierarchical linear modeling showed that both positive and negative affect spilled over from work to affect at home measured at night. This spillover process was attenuated by psychological detachment from work during evening hours. Negative affect experienced at work was related to negative affect in the next morning. Psychological detachment from work during evening hours and sleep quality attenuated this relation. No spillover of positive affect until the next morning was observed. This study demonstrates that spillover of negative affect is more far-reaching than spillover of positive affect and that psychological detachment from work during evening hours neutralizes positive affect experienced at work.

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