The recovery paradox: Portraying the complex interplay between job stressors, lack of recovery, and poor well-being

Sonnentag, Sabine

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2018
The title of a journal, publication series: Research in Organizational Behavior
Volume: 38
Page range: 169-185
Place of publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISSN: 0191-3085
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Arbeits- u. Organisationspsychologie (Sonnentag 2010-)
Subject: 150 Psychology
Keywords (English): Job stressors , well-being , affect , recovery , sleep
Abstract: Job stressors such as time pressure, organizational constraints, and interpersonal conflicts matter for individual well-being within organizations, both at the day level and over longer periods of time. Recovery-enhancing processes such as psychological detachment from work during nonwork time, physical exercise, and sleep have the potential to protect well-being. Although the experience of job stressors calls for effective recovery processes, empirical research shows that recovery processes actually are impaired when job stressors are high (recovery paradox). This article presents explanations for the recovery paradox, discusses moderating factors, and suggests avenues for future research.

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