Work-related flow and energy at work and at home: A study on the role of daily recovery

Demerouti, Evangelia ; Bakker, Arnold B. ; Sonnentag, Sabine ; Fullagar, Clive J.

Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2012
The title of a journal, publication series: Journal of Organizational Behavior : OB
Volume: 33
Issue number: 2
Page range: 276-295
Place of publication: Chichester, Sussex
Publishing house: Wiley
ISSN: 0894-3796 , 1099-1379
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Arbeits- u. Organisationspsychologie (Sonnentag 2010-)
Subject: 150 Psychology
Keywords (English): daily diary ; exhaustion ; flow at work ; psychological detachment ; recovery ; vigor
Abstract: In this diary study, we aimed to examine the moderating effects of the following: (i) recovery efforts at work and (ii) detachment from work on the relationship between work-related flow and energy after work. Specifically, we hypothesized that flow would be beneficial for energy after work when employees failed (versus managed) to recover during work breaks. Additionally, we predicted that when employees experience flow at work, they would be more vigorous (and less exhausted) at the end of the day when they detached from work in the evening compared with days when they failed to detach. The study tracked 83 participants who completed daily surveys over four consecutive days. Results of multilevel analyses indicated that some characteristics of flow, such as absorption and enjoyment, were significantly associated with energy after work. Recovery at work and detachment from work moderated the relationship between flow (specifically the enjoyment component) and after-work energy.

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