Social stressors at work and sleep quality on sunday night – The mediating role of psychological detachment

Romano, Diana Cristina; Elfering, Achim (23 May 2013). Social stressors at work and sleep quality on sunday night – The mediating role of psychological detachment. In: Hertel, Guido; Binnewies, Carmen; Krumm, Stefan; Holling, Heinz; Kleinmann, Martin (eds.) 16th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP). Imagine the future world. How do we want to work tomorrow? Abstract proceedings (pp. 60-61). EAWOP

Purpose Recovery is a critical link between acute reactions to work-stressors and the development of health-impairments in the long run. Even though recovery is particularly necessary when recovery opportunities during work are insufficient, research on recovery during weekends, is still scarce. To fill this gap we tested, whether the inability to psychologically detach from work mediates the effect of social stressors at work on sleep quality on Sunday night. Design/Methodology Sixty full-time employees participated in the study. Daily assessment included diaries on psychological detachment and ambulatory actigraphy to assess psychophysiological indicators of sleep quality. Results Hierarchical regression analyses revealed social stressors at work to be related with psychological detachment and with several sleep quality parameters on Sunday night. Furthermore, psychological detachment from work mediated the effect of social stressors at work on sleep quality. Limitations Methodological considerations regarding the use of actigraphy data should be taken into account. Research/Practical Implications Our results show that social stressors at work may lower resources just before people get started into the new working week. Originality/Value This is the first study to show that social stressors at work are an antecedent of psychological detachment on Sunday evening and of objective sleep quality on Sunday.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Abstract)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Romano, Diana Cristina and Elfering, Achim

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

Publisher:

EAWOP

Language:

English

Submitter:

Diana Cristina Romano

Date Deposited:

27 Jun 2014 15:57

Last Modified:

06 Aug 2014 08:17

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/48241

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