Psychological detachment from work during leisure time: The benefits of mentally disengaging from work


Sonnentag, Sabine



DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721411434979
URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0963721411...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2012
The title of a journal, publication series: Current Directions in Psychological Science
Volume: 21
Issue number: 2
Page range: 114-118
Place of publication: London [u.a.]
Publishing house: Sage
ISSN: 0963-7214 , 1467-8721
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Arbeits- u. Organisationspsychologie (Sonnentag 2010-)
Subject: 150 Psychology
Abstract: Psychological detachment from work during leisure time refers to a state in which people mentally disconnect from work and do not think about job-related issues when they are away from their job. Empirical research has shown that employees who experience more detachment from work during off-hours are more satisfied with their lives and experience fewer symptoms of psychological strain, without being less engaged while at work. Studies have demonstrated that fluctuations in individuals’ psychological detachment from work can explain fluctuations in their affective states, and have identified positive relations between detachment from work during off-hours and job performance. Trait negative affectivity, high involvement in one’s job, job stressors, and poor environmental conditions are negatively related to psychological detachment from work during off-job time.

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Sonnentag, Sabine (2012) Psychological detachment from work during leisure time: The benefits of mentally disengaging from work. Current Directions in Psychological Science London [u.a.] 21 2 114-118 [Article]


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